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Lost: Lost and Found Pet Posters from Around the World
Lost Lost and Found Pet Posters from Around the World Author:Ian Phillips One of the first impulses of an owner who's lost a pet is to canvas the neighborhood with quickly made posters. And even if we haven't seen the wanderer in question, many of us stop to read these notices, which are often charming combinations of heartfelt pleas, humor, and handmade art. For the last decade, Ian Phillips has collected lost pet p... more »osters from around world. In Lost, Phillips selects from his vast collection those posters notable for their cleverness, humor, sorrow, entreaties, rewards, and-in several instances-sheer outlandishness ("Lost Lost Lost: one brown and white 'mottled' street duck. Does not answer to the name of Neither Norman"). For designers, artists, or anyone who wants to tap into the human and creative side of our everyday lives under stress, Lost is a book that tells a story on every page. As a collection, the posters represent an authentic folk art that expresses a commonality between the readers and the makers from the United States to China. For pet owners everywhere, and for anyone who has very stopped to read a lost pet poster, Lost is a heart-warming tribute.« less
JavaJuice reviewed Lost: Lost and Found Pet Posters from Around the World on
Helpful Score: 2
Ian Phillips (the author) collects Lost pet posters from around the world. He definitely has collected an eclectic mix, from very well done & thought out posters to simple drawings of the person's pet. A quick read. :-)
This book is really interesting with some amazing signs of lost animals from all over the world. Some of them are really entertaining, but its sad to know there was a missing animal attached to each of them.
This is pretty cute- I think the "author" had a great idea here. The few included from kids are the most heartbreaking. There are some great little drawing, some of which I'm sure are from adults. :)
It is sad, knowing that most of these guys probably didn't make it home. Phillips includes some statistics in the back, he doesn't say where he got them at, but, if they are correct, they're very interesting.
He also included some tips for making lost pet posters which have probably already helped someone out there. All of the tips are common sense things but things you may not think about, especially at a time like that.
It's definitely worth a look- I got through it in about a half hour and I put it down twice.