Feb 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Lost

 A couple of years ago, I participated in my first ever World Book Night where I, along with millions of other people around the globe, freely handed out copies of our favorite books to areas who may not be able to experience the joy of reading. 

Connection is why we're here. It gives purpose and meaning to our lives. Humans feel a greater connection when we work together to be apart of something bigger than ourselves. It provides a thread of perspective. 

 Now Ian Phillips has created a book about the connection between lost dog posters. Quirky, I know, but cuddle up with your furry friend and wait for this book: 

Lost: Lost and Found Pet Posters From Around the World

Ian Phillips

PD: 03.10.15


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 posters 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.


  1. What a great concept for a book! I would love to read this one as well. Great pick!

  2. That's something totally new to me! Hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

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  3. Awww that really sounds nice! I like the idea of it and hope you'll enjoy it! :D
    And also thanks for stopping by my blog! ♥

  4. That's a great idea for a book! Lost pet posters make me so sad.


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