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Crap Souvenirs: The Ultimate Kitsch Collection

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Publisher Comments:

#LINK<Read Doug Lansky's posts on the Penguin Blog.>#

"In a nutshell, the Titanic Awards are the Darwin Awards for travel- only nobody dies." -Los Angeles Times

Everyone who's ever checked (and lost) their luggage or discovered that their hotel misplaced their reservation knows there are few perfect vacations. The Titanic Awards takes a different approach to these often spectacular travel underachievements: celebrating them.

From worst airport layout to most confusing subway system to the most overrated tourist attraction, Lansky looks at these flawed travel destinations with a gimlet eye and a sense of the absurd.

Synopsis:

A full-color illustrated collection of humorous, confusing, and amusing signs from around the globe.

From ?UFO University? to ?Speedo Check Ahead? to ?Fecal Face Dot Gallery,? Signspotting III: Lost and Loster in Translation takes the reader on a pictorial worldwide tour of the bizarre and hysterical street signs and advertisements that provide way more laughs than information.

Synopsis:

The Best of the Worst

Ah, those tacky trinkets that find their way into our suitcases and our hearts…

The Hugo Chavez action figure from a trip to Venezuela.

A bikini-clad plastic flamingo commemorating your favorite vacation to Miami Beach.

And those Mussolini boxer shorts to memorialize your visit to Italy.

Whether you have some of these items scattered on your shelves or you like to poke fun at those who do, this illustrated collection of tacky souvenirs is for anyone who appreciates the finer aspects of off-the-charts kitsch.

About the Author

Doug Lansky is the creator of the Signspotting series and the author of The Titanic Awards and writes for The Huffington Post, Esquire and National Geographic Adventure, among others. He lives in India and Sweden.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399537653
Subtitle:
The Ultimate Kitsch Collection
Author:
Lansky, Doug
Publisher:
Perigee Trade
Subject:
Pictorials
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.07 x 4.88 x 0.4 in 0.47 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Featured Titles
Arts and Entertainment » Excess Culture » Objects
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Trivia

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Product details 160 pages Perigee Books - English 9780399537653 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A full-color illustrated collection of humorous, confusing, and amusing signs from around the globe.

From ?UFO University? to ?Speedo Check Ahead? to ?Fecal Face Dot Gallery,? Signspotting III: Lost and Loster in Translation takes the reader on a pictorial worldwide tour of the bizarre and hysterical street signs and advertisements that provide way more laughs than information.

"Synopsis" by ,
The Best of the Worst

Ah, those tacky trinkets that find their way into our suitcases and our hearts…

The Hugo Chavez action figure from a trip to Venezuela.

A bikini-clad plastic flamingo commemorating your favorite vacation to Miami Beach.

And those Mussolini boxer shorts to memorialize your visit to Italy.

Whether you have some of these items scattered on your shelves or you like to poke fun at those who do, this illustrated collection of tacky souvenirs is for anyone who appreciates the finer aspects of off-the-charts kitsch.

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