Friday, September 6, 2013

A is for Armageddon

Just like KRS-One applying his lyrical abilities to help raise awareness around disaster preparedness, I've found a book by Richard Horne called "A is for Armageddon' that takes a similar approach but in coffee table format. Full of colorful illustrations, this book takes a comprehensive look at the ways the world could come to an end.

And while this doesn't scream disaster preparedness in the traditional sense, I think it's a great way to engage people on the subject--almost tricking them into thinking about it. The tried and true methods don't create as the same impact anymore which is why you see FEMA using humor in their ads for National Preparedness month this year. Richard Horne has created unique illustrations and tongue and cheek prose to educate the reader on some of the potential dangers that exist and possibly bring an end to the world. 

Imagine this is sitting on a table at a friend's place and you open it to the 'Periodic Catastrophic' page, just trying to decipher this table is enough to get a conversation started, which is a good thing. Bringing disaster into an everyday context is the first and arguably hardest step, getting people to take action is the next.

If you're interested in learning more about this book check out 'A is for Armageddon' on Amazon.

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