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Crazy Competitions. 100 Weird and Wonderful Rituals from Around the World

25Edizione: IngleseDisponibilità: Disponibile
Hai mai sentito parlare dei campionati di sesso aereo ad Austin, in Texas? E dello snorkeling nelle paludi a Llanwrtyd, in Galles? No? Allora tieniti forte e scopri il divertente viaggio di Nigel Holmes attraverso gli eventi culturali più selvaggi, strani e meravigliosi. Dalla corsa delle lumache al pianto dei bambini, fino al lancio di qualsiasi cosa, le esilaranti infografiche rivelano quanto siamo disposti a fare per promuovere le nostre eccentriche usanze.
Copertina rigida7.5 x 7.5 in.1.49 lb216 pagine
Crazy Competitions

Crazy Competitions


Everyone’s a Winner

A guide to the world’s weirdest, most thrilling competitions

Whether it’s flinging frozen rats or parading in holly evergreens, racing snails or carrying wives, human beings have long displayed their creativity in wild, odd, and sometimes just wonderful rituals and competitions. To show what lengths we’ll go to uphold our eccentric customs, British American graphic designer Nigel Holmes channels his belief in the power of hilarity to bring together a bewilderingly funny tour around the globe in search of incredible events, all dryly explained with brilliant infographics.

You’ll encounter the startling facts behind peat-bog snorkeling in Wales (wet suits recommended), hotdog-swallowing in the USA (tip: avoid breakfast), or who can make a baby cry quickest in Japan. Through this gallimaufry of gamesmanship and passion, an endearingly warm and affectionate portrait of human endeavor and good humor emerges as Holmes proves, page after page, that when it comes to feats of bravery, endurance, or sheer nonsense, the world is united as one in the fine and often hilarious way of celebrating culture.

Nigel Holmes is a British-American graphic designer who spent 16 years at Time magazine, eventually becoming its graphics director. A pioneer in the field of information graphics, his clients have included Apple, Sony, National Geographic, and The New York Times. He has authored and contributed to several books on the subject, and has taught at Stanford and presented at TED Conferences. He believes in the power of humor to help people understand stuff, and he always wears blue.


Julius Wiedemann ha studiato graphic design e marketing, e ha lavorato come art editor per diverse riviste di design e digital media a Tokyo. Le sue numerose pubblicazioni per i tipi di TASCHEN dedicati ai media digitali includono Illustration Now!, Logo Design, Jazz Covers e Information Graphics.

Crazy Competitions. 100 Weird and Wonderful Rituals from Around the World
Copertina rigida19 x 19 cm0.67 kg216 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-3908-1

Edizione: Inglese
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8 Valutazioni

Das Buch macht Spaß

Hilmar,2 luglio 2022
Lustiges Buch zum ungezwungenen Blättern, diese Art von Büchern gibt es viele, dieses sticht durch die Aufmachung doch sehr heraus.

Genau was der Titel verspricht

Sebastian,2 novembre 2021
Verrückte Rekorde und Wettbewerbe zum Staunen, Schmunzeln und Unterhalten. Sehr schön illustriert und nach Kontinenten sortiert, voll mit gut gemachten, bunten und interessanten Infografiken. Inspirierend und verspielt, für alle Fans von unnützem Wissen.

Fun book

Elen,27 ottobre 2021
Book is absolutely fun with a nice illustrations on every page but there is not much text about competitions except few main ones, so you will need to Google things that you get interested in and that's ok. Good value for money. In you are thinking about putting this book as a present for someone, go for it.

Fun, interesting and for the adventurous, invaluable!

Nick,27 ottobre 2021
This is a beautifully designed and produced volume with hilarious insights into some of the world's most unusual competitions, and in many cases, suggestions as to how to stand a chance of winning them! This has given the whole family a good deal of entertainment.


Anonymous,22 novembre 2021
Es un libro pequeñito pero muy curioso


Fabio I.,28 ottobre 2021
Libro molto interessante per persone molto curiose.