Monday, 11 July 2011

The Leaning X Of Pisa

Here are four concertina-books that I've made in the past few days.
It all started when I doodled the Leaning Tower Of Pisa as a döner kebab, and then as a pea pod (because it's where the peas are) and then as corn-on-the-cob.

Naturally, food was the theme of the first booklet. You can see the semi-archaic blurb on the front cover - and there's more inside, advertising the rest of the series and tying me down to the following list:
  • Foodstuffs
  • Musical Instruments
  • Modes Of Transport
  • Foreigners

The frame of each page is a linocut, hand-printed without a press; the text is all stencils cut from acetate.

All this effort has gained me one of each, but it was fun to throw myself into it and I spent a lot of time researching some of the pages. Here are four out of each set of fourteen.

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