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THE BOOK, UNFOLDED

The form of the book in the 21st century

Part 1

I don’t think it’s cool to spend the present anticipating the future.
— Kenya Hara, ‘Books as Information Sculpture’, Designing Design

Ray & Charles Eames, Kenya Hara, MUJI, Marshall McLuhan, Alice in Wonderland, Jia Tolentino, Harold Innis, the death of text, Choose Your Own Adventure, audiobooks, Michel de Montaigne’s cat, haptic, picnics.

Part 2

That print increasingly hypnotized the Western world is nowadays the theme of all historians of art and science alike, because we no longer live under the spell of the isolated visual sense. We have not yet begin to ask under what new spell we exist.
 — Marshall McLuhan, The Gutenberg Galaxy

William Morris, Futurists, Marie Kondo, Michel de Montaigne’s library, Pilgrims, Nick Hornby, Penguin, Jan Tschichold, Robin Kinross, Gutenberg

 
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Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: recaps

Decluttering all my research on Marie Kondo into recaps of her new show on Netflix, and a celebration of natural woods, pink cushions, peaceful music, and boxes.

Episode 1: The Friends

 
 
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HOW TO TALK ABOUT TYPE

Eventually I will write this up and post the slides, but in the meantime, here is the talk from November, 2018, taken from the facebook stream