Odes to common things by Pablo Neruda is a tribute paid to the objects and other inconspicuous components of our everyday lives. This series of books I designed (more: Odes to common things - book series) is an attempt to enter into the meaning and sense of everyday things, and translate them into the language of design. How to tell, through the form of a book, about the features and functions assigned to things without falling into literalness; how to show sound, smell, changeability, softness, hunger, passing away, peeling, resting or eating. In short: how to get to the essence of things?
This book - Ode to things - is a part of the series and kind of introduction to the project. The sketchy aesthetics emphasizes the personal character of the poem, where you can find the manifesto/declaration of love for all common things.
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