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Well Mastodon, several kind folks here recommended ‘The Ministry for the Future’ when I asked for great #books to get lost in. So I have taken your advice.
Book cover of The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

I decided a year ago that I must read books again. I unsubscribed from a slew of things and unfollowed many more, and now I find myself once more immersed in books.

#books #reading #priorities

Second book is the Jishin Itsumo Manual.
It explains everything you need to know to be prepared for an earthquake : how and why it happens in Japan, what you need to prepare at home, what furniture you need to fix on the wall, how and what you can cook, how you can poop and clean you up without functional sewers, etc. It's really well made and you can find it around 4 euros on second hand marketplaces.

#design #books #japan #pictogram

Cover of the book. Inside the book, schematics explaining how to fix big cabinet at home
Inside the book, schematics explaining first-aid and how to use an AED. inside the book, schematics explaining how to poop without functional toilets.

First there is the Jishin Itsumo kit. It includes a book note which illustrates the testimony of 167 survivors of Great Hanshin earthquake in Kobe in 1995. What a work !
The kit includes also two leaflets, one explaining how to set up an emergency contact and one explaining what you need to prepare at home.
The last item is a handkerchief with multipurpose ideas printed on it : it can be a mask, a bandage, a flag, etc. Bought it for 12 euros in mint condition.

#design #books #japan #pictogram

The kit opened with every object displayed. details printed on the handkerchief
Inside the book, compiled informations from survivors are displayed with detailed illustrations made by Bunpei Yorifuji. It's 50cm by 50cm handkerchief. Not a small one !

⬆ let's continue this exploration thread above.

My Jishin Itsumo project collection is growing !

地震 (jishin = earthquake) いつも (itsumo = always) is a project made by the wonderful Japanese illustrator Yorifuji Bunpei 寄藤文平.
The main goal is risk prevention and help people getting ready for earthquake disaster.

If you like it, there are PDF available on the official website !

#design #books #japan #pictogram

⬇ let's dig into it !

Display of the Jishin Itsumo cover, Jishin Itsumo kit cover and Jishin Itsumo Shuffle card game.

Some of my best friends are books!

Latest: #The MinistryForTheFuture by #KimStanleyRobinson

A favorite: #TheSacredBalance by #DavidSuzuki

#Read #Books

もじ鉄 (Iron Characters) is written by a real 鉄オタ(an Iron Ota', a railway otaku) Yuki Ishikawa 石川祐基.
This book is a beautiful encyclopedia of railway station signs around Japan. What font is used, where can you find it, history behind some... A great work of documenting wayfinding signage design.
Found this copy in mint condition for 5 euros.

#design #books #japan #typography

Yuri Ishikawa's book covers The author traveled in each japanese region to find the best railway station signs.
Inside the book. Each signage plate is detailed by the author.

秘密基地の作り方 is a wonderful book analyzing how to make a secret base. A deep dive into children cabins, shacks, huts, tree houses... what make a good secret base ?
Written in 2012 by Takahiro Ogata 尾方孝弘 and illustrated by Noritake, the book gives you all the keys to chose wisely what is your secret base.
Each type of secret base has a radar diagram to choose from those criteria : 面白さ (fun), 耐久性 (durability), 秘密度(secrecy), 危険度(degree of risk),難易度(difficulty level).

#design #books #japan

Cover book with children building a secret base.  What do you like ? City or country side ? Read books inside our play with your friends ? There is a diagram for that !
example of a secret base analysis A girl and a cat hidden in a secret base made of two chairs and a sheet.

I was looking for this artbook for a long time. Published in 2020, this 400 pages book contains all the works of the Japanese illustrator Noritake. Ads, posters, publication, magazine covers... his minimalistic style is everywhere and I love it. It also contains an interview at the end of the book. Got this version at 10 euros, great quality overall.

#japan #books #design #illustration

Let's ding into it ! This Typographics ti: magazine is from November 1982.

This issue is a calendar. Each month is designed by an artist. The print quality is incredible.

Cover is designed by Toshihiko Kitagawa 北澤敏彦. First month is designed by Mitsuo Katsui 勝井三雄

#books #design #japan #symbol #typography #logodesign

Typographics ti: is the quarterly magazine of the Japan Typography Association. First published in 1980, the publication is still going on today.
Found a set of 10 magazines for 40 euros. I was curious but didn't find any PDF or sample online, so I've decided to give it a try. The content is really different from one another but what a discovery ! If I find a scanner solution, I will try to make them available for everybody.

#books #design #japan #symbol #typography #logodesign

Pile of magazine with colorful covers.
each magazine is 22 pages long

The other book written by Yuki Ishikawa 石川祐基 is もじもじもじ鉄 (Wriggling Iron Characters, it's a pun between mojimoji もじもじ and moji もじ I don't know how to translate it correctly...).

In this one, the author interviews Japanese wayfinding signage designers.
Men AND women talks about their work, typographic choices with examples. An important documentary project which gives access to unaccessible design processes. Like もじ鉄, you can easily find a second hand copy.

#design #books #japan #typography

(The world of words seen with your eyes) is more a method for creating pictograms than an encyclopedia. Printed in 1983, the cover is a little bit old but the book inside is in a really good condition. 10 euros. The editor is the Japanese Standards Association. I wanted it because it was co-authored by Yukio Ota 太田幸夫.

#books #design #japan #symbol #pictogram

What's inside 記号の事典 ?
290 pages of symbol systems and how to represent things. High quality colored print, with international standards but also Japanese symbolics like kimono belts, buddhas design, kamons, kabuki masks...

#books #design #japan #symbol #pictogram

記号の事典 ( symbols encyclopedia) from 1985. One of the most expensive book, found it on yahoo auction for around 15 euros. The cardboard cover is a little bit damaged around the corner but the book inside is in MINT condition, it still smells fresh from the press. We have almost the same age and I'm not as fresh as this book. I will take care of it Japan, I promise.

#books #design #japan #symbol #pictogram

Book cover
Book design

Yen is low, my appetite is high, and company like #Buyee are awesome. You can order from Japanese second hands websites, shops and auction website, they put everything in a box and send it to you. Each item doesn't cost much, in between 1 and 10 euros.

#nosponsorship #design #books

The treasure has been verified and displayed on a table, composed of books and items. The cardbox has been destroyed by the dog, good boy.

"It's important to remember that the 'drugs' aren't just the pills we stash in our medicine cabinets. Ask yourself this: is it really acceptable that we only bothered to test sex differences for general anesthesia in 1999? Turns out women wake up faster than men, regardless of their age, weight or the dosage they've been given."

From Cat Bohannon's highly recommended book Eve.

#Books #SciComm #Bookshelf #bookstodon

Our publishing co-op is looking for a marketing volunteer, which could lead to paying work once we are funded or selling more books. (We are currently developing a crowdfunding campaign / investment round to launch later this fall.)

We publish #SciFi, #poetry, #fiction, #memoir, #philosophy, and #art. Please help spread the the word!

#books #publishing #coop #volunteer

somehow this is exactly what I wanted to hear on this beautiful, quiet (except for the cats purring) Sunday morning.

Also fascinating because one of my current #books is "The World Horde: Daily Life in Old English" by Hana Videen.

Bookstores tend to be my favorite places. /2 #books
Sign “Thank you for visiting the last bookstore

You are now re-entering the real world”

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek died #OTD in 1723.

A largely self-taught man in science, he is commonly known as "the Father of Microbiology", and one of the first microscopists and microbiologists. Van Leeuwenhoek is best known for his pioneering work in microscopy and for his contributions toward the establishment of microbiology as a scientific discipline. via @wikipedia

Books by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek at PG:

#books #science #microbiology

Portrait of Anthony van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), physicist in Delft. Knee piece, seated at a writing table on which lies a certificate of his appointment as a member of the Royal Society of Physicians in London by Charles II. Also, a globe and an inkstand; he holds a compass in his hand.
Illustration of critique of Observationes microscopicae Antonii Levvenhoeck... published in Acta Eruditorum, 1682.

“What an astonishing thing a book is… one glance at it & you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly & silently inside your head, directly to you.

Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. #Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”

- Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan in a red turtleneck standing in front of an image of a galaxy.

The Peabody Library in Baltimore, Maryland, is one of the most beautiful interior spaces I've ever seen. Worth the visit! #baltimore #architecture #library #maryland #books

People are getting paid for #publishing #AI-written #books, in an #author's name, when in fact the author did not, and knew nothing about this happening.

Then, when the author tries to do something about it to stop this obvious #abuse, they are told no.

An author explaining her understandable anguish over this issue

I am a late 30s #gay man living in lutruwita/Tasmania, Australia. Happily married and with two pugs, Oscar and Stanley.

I am anxious and often depressed but try to cover it with good vibes, thot pics and bad dancing.

I consume waaay too much #PopCulture particularly #ScienceFiction #fantasy #books, #movies and #tv. Also do a fair bit of #gaming on #PS5 #Xbox and #Switch.

Other interests include #lgbtqia issues, #sustainability, #vegan, #MentalHealth, #weightlifting, #running, #yoga and #Lego

Two men looking out over Rainbow Mountain in Peru Two men and two young girls Balinese girls in a classroom after taking a maths lesson together
Two men in athletic gear holding their pugs

I'm currently taking an evolutionary biology course so expect some fun evolution-themed content here through the summer.

The last time I took this class was in 2001 & it's exciting to recognize how much we've learned over the last 20+ years.

And I'm using your terrific book @Carl_Zimmer! (Should anyone want to check it out, it's a fantastic read #science #books)

"Music is a hidden arithmetic exercise of the soul, which does not know that it is counting."

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was born #OTD in 1646. He was a mathematician, philosopher, scientist and diplomat. He is a prominent figure in both the history of philosophy and the history of mathematics. He wrote works on philosophy, theology, ethics, politics, law, history and philology. via @Wikipedia

Books by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz at PG:

#books #philosophy #mathematics

Christoph Bernhard Francke - Bildnis des Philosophen Leibniz (ca. 1695), Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum. via @wikipedia
Leibniz's correspondence, papers and notes from 1669 to 1704, National Library of Poland. via @wikipedia

His books would make such amazing gifts for kidlets.#Books

For the love of #books & #reading, here’s a new volume for your #library 📕

#video #bookstodon #inspiration @bookstodon #writing #WritingCommunity #saturday

"Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood."

Read the first reviews of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.
By Dan Sheehan via @LitHub

"For Mr Orwell, the most honest writer alive, hypocrisy is too dreadful for laughter: it feeds his despair."

#books #literature #dystopia

Picture of George Orwell which appears in an old accreditation for the BNUJ. via @wikipedia

You know that feeling when you’re within 100 pages of finishing a beautiful story & notice you’re a bit sad because you’re not ready to say goodbye to such enchanting characters?

I’m at that part of Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr. It’s the most magnificent book I’ve read in years. #books

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

I was on WUNC earlier today to chat about The #Science of Kissing on NPR’s Embodied.

It was a treat to meet the other guest, Kadar Small, a photographer, director & filmmaker behind the acclaimed photo series “PDA.” Kadar photographs moments of kissing & intimacy between Black & brown queer folks in public & at home, exploring what this kind of connection looks like through his work.

Listen at #lgbtq #art #books

YES! Penguin Random House, authors, parents & students filed a federal lawsuit in FL challenging removals & restrictions of #books from school libraries that violate free speech & equal protection under the law.

"Ensuring that students have access to books on a wide range of topics & express a diversity of viewpoints is a core function of public education — preparing students to be thoughtful & engaged citizens."

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