The Librarian's Founder + Editor: Jennifer Brandt-Taylor
J.B.T. grew-up in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley, and spent her childhood allowance on Eve Babitz books and old Hollywood biographies. In 1991, at age sixteen, she published the pop-culture focused fanzine, Pesky Meddling Girls, which counted David Bowie, Anna Sui and Wes Anderson among its subscribers. She has written two books: Life is a Movie Starring You (Warner Books, 2001) and Vintage L.A. (Regan/Collins, 2008), and a personal blog, The Vintager, along with an advice column for ELLEgirl ("Ask Jennifer"), and stories for the travel site Fathom. In 2007, J.B.T. co-founded the branding and design studio, Thunderwing. She lives in a book-filled cottage in New York's Hudson Valley, with Mr. Taylor, and their Pug, Ali Baba.
Design, photography and video: Nic Taylor
Nic is co-founder of Thunderwing Press: Studio of Design. Previously, he had worked as a designer at Chermayeff & Geismar, as an Art Director at Publicis Groupe, and as Senior Art Director at Regan Books and Creative Director at G2/Grey. Nic has built exhibits, written and art directed television commercials, shot large-scale print campaigns, and designed mass-market book jackets, logos and packaging. He is a tenured professor at the School of Visual Arts, teaching Visual Communication in Graphic Design and Typography, and has been an adviser at Project M; a design organization focused on socio-cultural responsibility and the development of young designers. Nic is a decorated designer, having won awards from the Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club, American Institute of Graphic Arts, D&AD (UK), and having his work displayed at SFMoMA.
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