Life in Five Seconds: Over 200 Stories for Those With No Time to Waste: The Short Story of Absolutely Everything

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Winner of the Cannes Lions Bronze Award for Design 2013! In today's caffeine-charged, jet-fuelled, celebrity-a-minute world, who actually has the time to learn a thing or two? C'mon, let's face it, life's too bloody short. What you need is instant knowledge. Told in ingenious, award-winning pictograms that are witty, provocative and to the point, Life in Five Seconds takes over 200 important events, inventions, great lives, wonders of the natural world and cultural icons that you really need to know about, and then - hey presto! - cuts away all the useless details. The result is a hilarious visual snapshot that puts all of life into context. You'll laugh out loud as you identify everything from Satan to Santa Claus; Beethoven to Banksy; the Great Wall of China to the Berlin Wall; Elvis, Ikea, videogames and everything in-between. This is the perfect book for anyone with a sense of humour...and a short attention span.

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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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