The Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Handwriting, and Why it Still Matters by Philip Hensher Does handwriting have a value that email and texting can’t replace? This article, by Philip Hensher, laments the slow death of the written word, and explains how putting pen to paper can still occupy a special place in our [...]
Bad puns, paganism and the smell of burning felt…
The 50 best shops in Shanghai? According to TimeOut, that is. I don’t massively disagree with any of these shops, and there are enough places that I’ve not had the pleasure of spending my hard earned Rimbim’s/Rambo’s/Rimbibibibim’s/RMB in that I could spend an afternoon remembering the pleasures of a consumerist society. It’s strange the [...]
Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer from Visual Editions on Vimeo. Tree of Codes is as much a sculptural object as it is a work of masterful storytelling. With the story literally carved out of another book, Tree of Codes has a different die-cut on every single page. Telling the haunting story of “an [...]
New to the T&H catalogue is Cyclepedia – A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs. A wonderful book of Michael Embacher’s incredible bicycle collection. his online archive is really great too. buy the book here.
The purveyors of weird and wonderful books, Abebooks, have put on the Weird Book Room. Well worth a browse, a christmas gift for everyone to be found here, with intriguing titles like these: 101 More Uses for a Dead Cat 50 Ways to Use Feminine Hygiene Products in a Manly Manner Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition: English [...]
The Future of the Book. from IDEO on Vimeo.
Mag+ live with Popular Science+ from Bonnier on Vimeo. Mag+ prototype has teamed up with Popular Science magazine to create a digital magazine app for the iPad. The video above demonstrates how the app works and talks through the thinking behind it. Shame about the lack of search function… that would be most useful. The [...]
A lovely new book designed by Angus Hyland. More over at the Pentagram blog.
Also posted in Design, Films, London
the ride journal is one of those mags / journals i don’t need to flick through, i pick it up and take it straight to the till; no flicking needed, you know you’re guaranteed a good read. it sounds horribly cliched but you can read the book by its cover, the care and attention to [...]