Category Archives: Africa

Kids Love Books

Ethiopia Reads builds schools, libraries, trains teachers and supports mentoring programs throughout Ethiopia, but one of their coolest projects is the Donkey Mobile Libraries. Since 2005, Ethiopia Reads’ five donkeymobiles have brought books to more than 120,000 children in rural … Continue reading

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Couchsurfing

My friends and I were couchsurfing long before the term was coined—we just called it crashing. But it’s exciting to see how the internet has made it possible for people to people connections throughout the world. Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s … Continue reading

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Reading In The Mobile Era

This week UNESCO released a fascinating report on Reading In The Mobile Era in the developing world. Based on over 4,000 surveys, completed in seven nations—Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Nigeria , Pakistan, Uganda and Zimbabwe—the report provides a detailed snapshot of how … Continue reading

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Cosmopolis

Mexico City-based designer and illustrator Aldo Crusher created this charming series of vibrant, polychromatic illustrations for Aire magazine. Cosmópolis cleverly uses geometric elements to explore iconic landmarks and attractions in each city.

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Ideas Box

Most of us can take access to books and information for granted. However, for people in areas of conflict, war or natural disaster access to information is often an insurmountable problem. The NGO Libraries Without Borders has partnered with the French … Continue reading

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Suddenly I’m Craving Curry

  These delicious maps are the result of a collaboration involving New Zealand photographer Henry Hargreaves and graphic artists Sarit Melmed and Caitlin Levin. Each of the amazing creations is made with real food from the nations and continents. According … Continue reading

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Monkeys on a Plane

During the 1950s,60s and 70s, Danish painter and illustrator Otto Nielsen produced a treasury of marvelous illustrations for periodicals, books, travel guides and advertising posters. He is well known for his wonderful posters for Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, but some … Continue reading

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Mi Casa Es Su Casa

Behomm is the first home exchange website created specifically for the creative community. Developed by Barcelona-based artists Agust Juste and Eva Calduch, Behomm is an invitation only vacation home exchange for creative types. The site allows two parties to swap … Continue reading

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Book Dominos

Volunteers from this year’s Cape Town Open Book Festival along with staff of Cape Town’s Central Library have triumphantly established an impressive new Guinness World Record for Book Dominos. On August 27th, they managed to down 2586 books in one … Continue reading

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Transformative Cartography

I was captivated by Madrid-based artist Fernando Vicente’s intriguing series called “Atlas”, which is based on antique maps. The translucent painting allows the original geographic features of the old maps to remain visible while simultaneously creating a completely new unified … Continue reading

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