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…Playboy wants you to read Cover to Cover?

Playboy Cover To Cover Archive

Since Marilyn Monroe appeared on the first cover in 1953, Playboy has published more than 650 issues containing more than 100,000 pages. You’d need to sacrifice a whole forest of trees to print each of those issues again though, so Playboy has kindly created the Cover to Cover Archive Hard Drive, a ‘travel-friendly’ 250GB drive that contains every issue ever printed from 1953 to 2010.

[Playboy Cover to Cover Archive Hard Drive]

…It’s Things Thursday: 48 Hour Magazine?

48 Hour Magazine

The 48 Hour Magazine was “a raucous experiment in using new tools to erase media’s old limits. As the name suggests, we’re going to write, photograph, illustrate, design, edit, and ship a magazine in two days.”

The first issue, titled Hustle, received more than 1,500 submissions, which two dozen editors then trimmed down to the final 70 selections.

If you’d like to see what a unique idea, a handful of volunteers and a weekend’s worth of hustle can produce, then head on over and order up a copy.

[48 Hour Magazine]

…Books can come to life?

This video, called “Going West”, was created for the New Zealand Book Council to help promote the fact that good books can literally come to life:

If all books read themselves in a kick-ass voice and animated their story using a mix of stop motion and paper craft, I’m guessing I’d probably read more!

…Bad News comes with a soundtrack?

How To Break Bad News

The idea of combining a book with a soundtrack sounds so intuitive, I’m surprised it hasn’t been done before.

Eric Steuer and Tim Molloy worked together on the book, called How to Break Bad News, about a reporter who goes undercover at a fast food restaurant chain to expose labor abuses – but then finds he prefers working there to being a reporter.

The soundtrack is being distributed for free, and matches the tone that the authors wanted to set with each part of the book.

I hope this becomes a tread, because everything’s better with a little music.

[Via: Boing Boing]

…It’s Things Thursday: SuicideGirls: Beauty Redefined?

SuicideGirls: Beauty Redefined

The SuicideGirls are a group of girls that revolt against the typical ‘adult’ star, and believe that all women are beautiful in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

SuicideGirls: Beauty Redefined

To help celebrate that belief, they have created a book called SuicideGirls: Beauty Redefined, and it’s “a 396 page hardcover tribute to the stunning SuicideGirls from around the world”.

The images are collected by region and represent the most beautiful nude images of the SuicideGirls from the past 8 years.

The discreet black cover is meant to match your decor and not look out of place on a coffee table when your parents come over, and all copies of the book purchased through the SuicideGirls website will even be hand signed by Missy Suicide and Courtney Riot themselves.

Check out the semi-NSFW video below for more info, or visit the SuicideGirls website to purchase for just $40.

[(NSFW) SuicideGirls - Beauty Redefined]

[Via: (NSFW) Josh Spear]