Wink is a new blog from Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired, and Mark Frauenfelder and Carla Sinclair, founders of Boing Boing, that features a review of a worthwhile book every weekday with a focus on “remarkable books that belong on paper.”
Books are not dead! The newest thing in the digital age are solid paper books. Not all books deserve to be printed on paper, but some books do, and these are the books that Wink celebrates. Every weekday Wink reviews one remarkable book that demonstrates what paper books can do. This might be an attractive oversized book that wows your coffee table, a craft book that includes materials to get you started, or a how-to book sporting an unusually handy binding. It could be a pop-up book, an atlas with pull-out maps, a stunning picture book for children, an unusual tome printed on exquisite paper. Or it could be a hardback graphic novel whose illustrations pop better in ink than in pixels.
The site’s homepage consists of a 15-post grid with new posts appearing at the top left and pushing others day every weekday. The reviews are written by Kelly, Frauenfelder, Sinclair, and a select group of other reviewers. Wink is part of Cool Tools Lab, which also publishes Cool Tools, a similar blog to Wink but for tools.