Sunday, April 20, 2008
I read an interesting review by Doug Black on Coolhunting of a book called "Letter by Letter", by designer/calligrapher/artist Laurent Pflughaupt. The book looks at alphabetic letters as standalone objects, and sounded from the review like a more interesting read than David Sacks’ book “The Alphabet”. After an inspiring radio interview with Raymond Tallis, I think I’m going to order a copy of “The Kingdom of Infinite Space: A Fantastical Journey Around Your Head” which deals with topics like kissing and spitting and why thoughts can’t really be said to be in your head…. And on the related topic of kingdoms (segue) I’m putting in an order for Lisa Jardine’s “Going Dutch” which looks at that erased link of the forgotten invasion, or Glorious Revolution, and why we’re more Dutch than we think we are!