Two years after I first wrote about Genís Carreras‘ project that mashed up complex philosophy with minimalist design, I now hold his Philographics book in my hand! There were posters and then more posters and finally a Kickstarter campaign (that blew past its goal more than 4X over). From cover to cover, Carreras has distilled 95 philosophical terms into simple visual design and accessible academia. While Philographics now exists in wonderful, portable book format, it’s more of an “art book” (or an artful educational tool) than a “story book.” So since I do love a good story, I’ll add this unsolicited epilogue. While driving up the California coast, I passed through a town called Philo. The book had just arrived and was with me, so Serendipity called for a quick pit stop photo (above).
It’s terrific to learn all this lingo in this lovely format. If only I’d previously known about Hylozoism (“the philosophical theory that all material things possess life, or that life is inseparable from matter”), I’d have been peppering my posts with philosophy long ago! I think you missed your shot at the book if you didn’t support the Kickstarter campaign, but prints of the individual Philographics are available (and affordable) here. Good going, Genís.