Tuesday 4 September 2012

High Times and Happy Days

A magnificent pug in his flying machine....

Tada-ta-tiddly-tadaaaa.. I'm in my Biggles goggles and my silken scarf is a fluttering in the breeze, My passion for taking to the air has been ignited with a wondrous flame of ingenious publishing from the cads about town at NOBrow.

So fasten your seat belts and crack open your miniature bag of peanuts for today we are sniffing High Times by Golden Cosmos

High Times details the history of flight and aviation from Icarus to jets and beyond. Featuring hot air balloons, rockets, Zeppelins, world war two bombers, passenger airlines and space shuttles amongst many more.  
Unlike any common or garden wall chart you may have come across in the past this unusual leporello style book folds out into a stunning double sided concertinaesque panoramic story-scape (now that's a mouthful) it's jewel like colorscheme and vintage style make this a unique publication which doesn't bow down to a younger audience but will positively grab their attention and launch it straight into the atmosphere. 

As an object it it droolsomely stunning and worthy of framing, as an educational tool it is packed with detail whilst being absorbing and accessible in equal measures.

These beautiful objects would make a welcome addition to any young sniffers library to be poured over again and again.

In addition to High Times this series also includes the stunning Swan Lake which features front of house and back stage spreads.
With comical characters in the audience enjoying the show to theatre workers beavering away in the wings, children will love using their imagination to disappear into the wonderful magical world of ballet. Ive been spinning about the house in my tutu ever since.

Now let me tell you a little bit about NoBrow, I first sniffed their publishing in a snazzy art gallery in Edinburgh and was so utterly blown away by the quality that I had to have a sit down and a cup of tea and a cake.

No Brow strive to publish books with their inherent qualities as objects in mind, doing everything in their super powers to ensure that they look good, smell good and most of all tell great stories!

You must must must check out the NoBrow website here AND follow them on Twitter @nobrowpress - You won't regret it, and that's a cast iron Book Sniffer promise with a cherry on top.

1 comment:

  1. Yes - I agree they smell - and feel good too! May Nobrow and exciting new formats in books, flourish for kids and all, as a lovely physical counterbalance to books on screen!


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