by Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 15 May 2014

New York-based typographer Brian Gartside teamed up with scientists and engineers from Carnegie Mellon University and University of Virginia to design the Drinkable Book for Water is Life. The manual not only dispenses safe water tips, but also purifies water.

Each of its pages is coated with silver nano particles that destroy deadly diseases like cholera and typhoid, and every book is packed with enough germ-elimination power to filter up to 5,000 liters of water. It’s a marvelous piece of work.

Via Design Boom