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  • Flexibound: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus (8 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780876769
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780876764
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 2.1 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,618 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this caffeine-induced, jet-fuelled, celebrity-a-minute world, what you need is instant information. Life in Five Seconds takes over 200 important events, inventions, great lives, wonders of the natural world and cultural icons... and then cuts away all the useless details. Told in witty pictograms that are provocative and to the point, the result is a hilarious visual snapshot that puts all of life into context. Laugh out loud as you identify everything from Santa Claus to Satan; Beethoven to Banksy; the Berlin Wall to the Great Wall of China; Elvis, Ikea, videogames and much, much more. This is the perfect book for anyone with a sense of humour... and a short attention span.

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H-57 is a design and advertising studio based in Milan. After fifteen years of experience working on big international advertising campaigns for print, TV, web and radio, Gianmarco Milesi and Matteo Civaschi reinvented themselves as a bespoke design agency, focusing on contemporary design, typography and illustration. They are also the brains behind the infographic 'History of...' series, which has amassed worldwide popularity online.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By thirdman on 13 Nov. 2012
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I absolutely love this book. Some of the designs are super simple and laugh out loud funny, and some of them really make you think by giving you a fresh perspective on things you know and things you think you know. It's a beautiful package overall too - really high calibre paper and binding etc. Definitely worth putting in everyone's stocking this Christmas
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AS on 10 Feb. 2013
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This is a good fun book to buy those blokes, old and young alike, that you are stumped with what to buy. It has certainly attracted plenty of attention.
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Looked at this in hard copy and wasn't sure whether to buy.... it is my first Kindle purchase and I have found it impossible to put down! I can't wait to see what friends make of it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bluffcove on 23 Sept. 2013
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probably more the fun the designers to put together than for the punters (like me) who bought it, disappointing purchase.
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I found this product in a newsletter and I decided to buy two to do presents. I`m happy whit this book. Very funny!
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By Giovanelli on 3 May 2013
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It could be an original present! Very original ... I recommend it specially if you like vector works and designs.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Preader on 16 Nov. 2012
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This book is a beautiful artefact to own its production and design is a delight and that is before you start to 'read' the book. The idea of the book is clever and fresh, and great fun. Some of the 'lives' are excellent, a few I didn't get, but all are thought provoking. This is a great gift to give some one, it will not disappoint.
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