But our writer insisted on writing something anyway.

Home - The Public Collection“Don’t try to write about beauty. Let it speak for itself.” – Me.

In a perfect world, I wouldn’t write another line. I’d just put up some screenshots of the gorgeous website we did for the new Public Collection art and literacy project (a partnership of Rachel M. Simon and Indy Reads) and let it go at that.

But I can’t. I just can’t. Because I like to hear myself type.

Don’t encourage me. Just go to the website. Enjoy for yourself the sublime juxtaposition of rich, antiquarian textures and gee-whiz, state-of-the-art web design. Explore the featured artists, who are, as I write, completing 3-D works of art to house the Public Collection books provided by Indy Reads Books. Learn from the elegant, concise copy about how the books will be available for all to borrow at any time, how they can be returned to any of the Public Collection locations or to Indy Reads Books, or just passed on to a friend.

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If you go to the website, you won’t have to hear me yammer on about the nine potential Public Collection locations, about the website’s responsive design, and about the mobile-friendly map that’s in the works, which will show you the closest Public Collection locations based on your GPS.


This conceptual rendering by Brose Partington depicts how a Public Collection installation might look on a proposed site at Indianapolis City Market.

Hopefully you’re already at the website, checking out the amazing works of the thirteen artists already featured – plus students from the Herron School of Art and Design – and dreaming about the pieces that will house the Public Collection books. The collection sites should be installed by the end of this summer, so you shouldn’t have to dream very long.

But then, if you’re already at the Public Collection’s beautiful, informative, user-friendly website, you don’t need me to tell you.