June 12, 2014

Sandol Stoddard / Ivan Chermayeff: The Thinking Book

"Estava a pensar" (The Thinking Book) is the third of three books with illustrations by Ivan Chermayeff published by Portuguese publisher Bruaá Editora. Check out their great catalogue! It has been originally published in 1960 by Little Brown and Company and still looks so modern. More about prolific designer and illustrator Chermayeff here and here. Sandol Stoddard and Chermayeff colaborated as well on "Keep It Like A Secret".

"Estava a pensar" shows the world from the perspective of a child: from the dust particles that float and sparkle in the sun to wild animals and a giant circus. It's all about the freedom to daydream. It reminds me of an old German song: "Die Gedanken sind frei". This book is also good for adults to forget about schedules and deadlines. I could learn this from my kids... Pick up a copy here.

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