"Big ideas in simple shapes."
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Philosophy can be heady. After all, it is made of thoughts and words rather than material. How does one go about making the abstract, actionable? Which is why many feel intimidated by philosophy, they can see no clear entry point. Nothing to anchor them from floating away into an infinite expansion of puzzles within riddles.
Philographics is a project by made by Genis Carreras, a graphic designer with a love for philosophy. The need for a book like Philographics is clear, just in the same way his images brings clarity to previously invisible ideas. Carreras said of his work:
Visual and Literary Pairings
I have selected ten images that I thought not only represented the most pertinent concepts for our time but also those I felt were the most visually interesting. They have been paired with quotes from some of the world's greatest thinkers. Let the visuals serve as food and the quotes as wine. The ideal complement for digestion.
In Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert M. Pirsig writes:
In Ideology and Utopia, Karl Mannheim writes:
In Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony, Lewis Thomas writes:
In Minima Moralia, Theodor W. Adorno writes:
In An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, David Hume writes:
In On Immunity: An Inoculation, Eula Biss writes:
In Wholeness and the Implicate Order, David Bohm writes:
In Walden, Henry David Thoreau writes:
In The Art of Life, Zygmunt Bauman writes:
In an interview that can be found in Stanley Kubrick: Interviews, edited by Gene D. Phillips, Stanley Kubrick said:
Philographics is an inspired work that must be owned — and experienced often.
Useful Companions to This Article:
- Philographics: Big Ideas in Simple Shapes - Genis Carreras
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig
- Ideology and Utopia - Karl Mannheim
- Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony - Lewis Thomas
- Minima Moralia - Theodor W. Adorno
- An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding - David Hume
- On Immunity: An Inoculation - Eula Biss
- Wholeness and the Implicate Order - David Bohm
- Walden - Henry David Thoreau
- The Art of Life - Zygmunt Bauman
- Stanley Kubrick: Interviews - Gene D. Phillips (Editor)
- Special thanks to Genis Carreras for permission to share his work