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Reading at Chipotle: Cultivating Thought at a fast food restaurant May 16, 2014 – Posted in: product design, Reading / Literacy

  McDonald’s has had it occasional kids book in a Happy Meal promotion but Chipotle is going all out with the introduction of a new author series, Cultivating Thought curated by Jonathan Safran Foer. The series of “two-minute reads” presents: the words and whimsy of thought-leaders, authors and comedians through unique, you’ll-only-find-them-here essays, each illustrated by a different artist. We’re hoping this will allow people to connect with the musings of these writers with whom…

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Eat this Bible: Devouring The Barbecue Bible May 15, 2014 – Posted in: book design, product design

[youtube]http://youtu.be/9l1glIKMtqE[/youtube] Right on the heels of our recent story Biblio Lasagna, about “the first and only Cookbook you can actually read, cook and eat,” comes this amazing ‘book’ produced by JWT Brazil to promote a line of barbecue accessories by  Tramontina, the leading brand of kitchen supplies in Brazil. It’s “a beautiful book you can put on your shelf or tear to pieces” Called Biblia Definitiva Do Churrasco, or The Bible of Barbecue, and each page…

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A Peek into Sigmund Freud’s Life May 6, 2014 – Posted in: Interior Design, Libraries, Miscellany

Sigmund Freud was born on this day in 1856. Trained as a neurologist Freud was the founding father of psychoanalysis and left one of the larger footprints on 20th century thought and culture. His “innovative treatment of human actions, dreams, and indeed of cultural artifacts as invariably possessing implicit symbolic significance has proven to be extraordinarily fruitful, and has had massive implications for a wide variety of fields including psychology, anthropology, semiotics, and artistic creativity and appreciation.”…

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Biblio Lasagna May 2, 2014 – Posted in: books in design

How about this one for your next catered affair. Created by the German design firm KOREFE for a large publishing house, it is billed as “The first and only Cookbook you can actually read, cook and eat.” Sheets of printed pasta that you fill with good stuff, cook and eat! Yum. h/t Boing Boing. Previously on Book Patrol: Eat This Book

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FOMO: The next disruptive technology for the publishing industry? April 9, 2014 – Posted in: Books and Technology, product design

The FOMObile It stands for Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) and could be the next disruptive technology for the publishing industry. It makes its debut at Design Week in Milan and will “trawl content from social media” and the scheduled programming to produce a newspaper that will be distributed for free. The software, developed by Space Caviar, “will automatically create written articles from live speech and social media streams” during the three-day event. FOMO will use…

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