Guide for the Unlucky: A Pop-Up Book

By: Bean, Kyle

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A charming, beautifully designed inventory of the world's best-known superstitions--with good advice on how to avoid bad luck. Misfortune, unfortunate occurrences, unfavorable outcomes, bad luck: whatever you call it, almost everyone has cursed it at some point. Edward Gorey-esque in design and drawing from common folklore, "Guide for the Unlucky" is a charming interactive book that outlines the origin of the best-known unlucky charms--a broken mirror, a black cat crossing in front of you, an incorrectly buttoned shirt, cracks in the sidewalk, an inverted horseshoe--and how to avoid incurring misfortune from them. For example, viewing a new moon through a pane of glass or over your left shoulder was considered to be unlucky as early as 1830, and the remedies to reverse this luck included "turning all the silver in your pockets." Designer Kyle Bean's unique pop-engineering and sensitivity to design presents the material with a fresh perspective. Equal parts wry, informative, and visually appealing, "Guide for the Unlucky" is a wonderfully artful gift for the person who could use a little help with their luck.

Title: Guide for the Unlucky: A Pop-Up Book

Author Name: Bean, Kyle

Categories: Pop-ups, Book,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: New York, Universe: 2010

ISBN Number: 0789320665

ISBN Number 13: 9780789320667

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 7508

Description: Ninie double page spreads, all in black, white and grey, Susperstitions are illustrated with pops and moveables.