Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Composition No.1: The First Book in a Box, Redux
There were no page numbers, no chapters, no table of contents. For their third offering the forward-looking London publisher Visual Editions has taken Saporta's work and filtered it through their progressive lens. The result is a compelling production designed by Universal Everything, featuring an introduction by Tom Uglow of Creative Labs Google and Youtube and illustrations by Salvador Plascencia. Plascencia has also created a chart looking at all the different components that make up a “typical” book.
Here's the trailer:
Book available here
Other books from Visual Editions:
The Life and Opinions Of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
Tree Of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer
Also worth noting - A portion of the funding for Visual Editions comes from the Arts Council of England which receives some of its monies directly from the Lottery!