Bringing Books to Life

Joseph O’Reilly wrote in to let me know about a writing project he’s recently completed, Bringing Books to Life. The project consists of two short guides written for teachers in sub-Saharan Africa, in an effort to encourage them to better use reading materials in the classroom, and how to acquire them if they lack resources.

Bringing Books to Life 01

Bringing Books to Life 02

Bringing Books to Life 03

The books were illustrated by Chitra Merchant and designed by MARK Studio. I think the simple one-color illustrations are a great solution to the problem of a lack of photography, and I love to see design projects that are making an effort to change the world, little by little.

You can read more about the project right here on Joseph’s blog.


Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now splits her time between developing brand identities for small businesses and soaking up (and passing along) as much inspiration as she possibly can.

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