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Plastic Dreams: Synthetic Visions in Design Paperback – January 20, 2015
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It looks to have been rushed into print with information on some pieces conflicting with information elsewhere in the book, photo notes quoting different polymers to the the facing page's text and can't even live up to its dust jacket claim of "...extensive glossary of materials and processes will help the plastics neophyte distinguish their Jaxonite and Xylonite from their polyethylene and ABS..." as the limited glossary makes no reference at all to the ancient Jaxonite and Xylonite.
Certainly the publishers are no designers themselves as when they boast that "As a final design flourish, Plastic Dreams comes with a specially designed orange plastic slipcase by Edson Matsuo of Melissa." they seem to fail to realize that smell is a very evocative sense and for some reason use the exact same cheap highly scented polymer that is used the world over in urinal mats.
I had to air the book for a month before I could read it without my hands reeking of an unventilated toilet but then again perhaps the designers' intended their work to remind one of this place...