Category Archives: Africa

These songs of freedom

Paris-based Mathematic Studio produced this wonderful animation for Bob Marley’s timeless “Redemption Song.” Directed by Octave Marsal and Théo de Gueltzl, the video draws heavily on imagery and iconography surrounding the Rastafarian movement.

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Fantastic Fonts

  As an antiquarian book collector, I’ve always been fascinated by the astonishing variations in fonts and typefaces. These days we are so overwhelmed by the variety of fonts that we see both in print and online that we often … Continue reading

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2nd Hand Reading

I’ve long been a fan of South African artist William Kentridge’s eclectic work. His book art/film blend has always captured my attention. 2nd Hand Reading is not recent, but it’s a good introduction to his work.

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Diary of a Bad Year

“The recent successes of human reason in its long contest with virus thinking should not delude us, for it has held the upper hand a mere instant in evolutionary time. What if the tide turns; and what if the lesson … Continue reading

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The Life You Can Save

In 2009, philosopher Peter Singer wrote the first edition of The Life You Can Save to demonstrate why we should care about and help those living in global extreme poverty, and how easy it is to improve and even save lives … Continue reading

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What You Need To Keep Warm

Neil Gaiman has composed his newest written work: a freeform poem to launch UNHCR’s Winter Emergency Appeal for refugees across the Middle East. What You Need to be Warm by Neil Gaiman A baked potato of a winter’s night to wrap … Continue reading

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All Roads Lead To Rome

 

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Making Your Mark

Most of us don’t give a second thought to the greatest human achievement in history. But now the British Museum’s new interactive exhibition Writing: Marking Your Mark is celebrating more than 5,000 years of our most amazing legacy. The exhibit, which runs … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Recycle Book Cycle

Over the years I’ve seen photos of the quaint Book-Cycle shop in Exeter, UK, but never thought to explore what it was all about until TBTP reader Evan S. suggested a post on the project. Since 2007, Book-Cycle has been … Continue reading

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Into The Wild

The South Africa-based design studio Muti has released a killer series of book cover redesigns for group of iconic novels. I love the fresh typography and the great color palette.

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