Posts by Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.
August 12, 2022

Every Year a Vintage Steamroller Creates Massive Prints on San Francisco Streets

Since its founding in 1996, The San Francisco Center for the Book (SFCB) has been promoting and celebrating books and bookmaking in the Bay Area. In addition to offering a range of in-person and online workshops, it also hosts community events that demonstrate some of the incredible artistry that goes into producing publications. On September 25, 2022, they will be hosting their 19th annual Steamroller Printing Festival in the Potrero Hill Arts District.

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August 11, 2022

Artist Embroiders Delicate Designs on Dried Leaves to Stitch a Connection With Nature

Richmond-based artist Hillary Waters Fayle merges her passions for nature and textile design in her ongoing embroidery project. She stitches geometric and abstract designs onto found leaves, creating a connection between people and nature. These delicate creations shine a spotlight on materials that often go unnoticed and underappreciated. Fayle hand-stitches various motifs and patterns onto their surface, showcasing the resilience of natural fibers.

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August 10, 2022

Little League Batter Comforts Upset Pitcher Whose Throw Hit Him in the Head

Two young athletes displayed amazing sportsmanship at the Southwest Region Championship on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. The game determined whether a team from Pearland, Texas, or Tulsa, Oklahoma, would qualify for the Little League World Series. However, it was an unexpectedly endearing moment that stole the show. In the first inning, Texas pitcher Kaiden Shelton accidentally threw a wild pitch that landed on the side of the Oklahoma batter Isaiah Jarvis' head.

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August 8, 2022

Paper Sculptures of Dainty Teacups Made From Old Book Pages

Sweden-based artist Cecilia Levy fashions old book pages into delicate sculptures you can hold in your hand. Using wheat starch paste and a paper maché technique, she layers pieces of paper together, creating carefully modeled objects like teacups, plates, and spoons. Originally a graphic designer and bookbinder, Levy brings her knowledge and love of books into her sculptural projects.

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