Postcards From the South
I had been collecting tea table books for quite some time now. They mainly were about cityscapes and photography. I didn’t plan them. If I happened to be passing by a book shop, I would go in and look at the local or photography section. Lately, I have added local history to the list.
I have since collected a couple of rows of books. Hardly a library, but it was a good start. The latest one was rather different. I bought it straight from the publisher and was delivered to me via post.
I was smitten. From the moment I opened the cover, I could not put it down. It was called “Postcard From the South”, written by Mahen Bala. I attended a few of his talks before about the subject matter. So, I had a vibe about what was on offer. But the writing just blew my mind. It just flowed out of the book, like a story. And this would be part of a bigger series called Projek Keretapi Kita.
The printing was also top notch, on high quality papers with great texture. For RM 130, this was an absolute steal! You can order your copy here.
Mahen will be hosting a forum hosted by the Malaysia Design Archive at Kampung Attap on the 25th August 2018. Shame that I might be out of town at the time.