Books for the Lockdown – Wise and Calming

Week three, how are you all doing? After last week’s dystopian and depressing list, I thought you may be in the mood for something more uplifting. So this week we’ll look at the wise and calming books. Those that transport you, help put things in perspective or focus your mind on other things. A Gentleman …

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Babel: Around the World in Twenty Languages – Gaston Dorren

I got the Polish version of this book as a gift from my mother. It is beautifully published with a cover showing 20 cats sitting on the word 'cat' in each of the twenty languages. At just over 400 pages it is not exactly a short read, but the way Dorren writes about languages makes …

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Never Use Futura/Wystrzegaj się Futury – Douglas Thomas

The original English title of this book is Never Use Futura. I got the Polish version from my mum as a gift. In a book about a typeface, you would assume the physical side will be important and it is. The Polish edition faithfully following the standards set by Princeton Architectural Press. Each font used …

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