Be prepared with Nosigner

The latest project from Eisuke Tachikawa — founder of design firm Nosigner and a frequent presence in this column — builds on the humanitarian work he has been involved in since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Barely a day passed after the disaster before he launched Olive, an online wiki with the purpose of collecting information to help those affected by similar disasters.

Since then, the site has grown and its most useful crowd-sourced information has been published in the form of the Olive book, which has been illustrated in a way to make it easily understandable and accessible to readers.