Busy working out the dimensions of the tapestry box, endless prototypes were made to make the lid fit correctly. It will house the book and the mechanical music box.
My submission for International Artists’ Books exhibition Love and Music, 2020.
Six hundred and sixty-two 3mm holes punched along a 13.3 foot long paper strip, accordion-folded into a 120-page book, and wrapped in a printed paper belly-band. Using a 1:16 scale version of The Bayeux Tapestry as a guide, the exact head position of each of the 626 human figures (embroidered into the original tapestry) were marked onto a 13-foot long strip of 160gsm paper, and punched out as 3mm holes. When the pages are removed from the hardcovers they can be fed and wound through a 15-note mechanical music box, sounding notes.
Dimensions:35mm (w) x 45mm (h) x 35mm (d) (closed), 35mm x 4600mm (unfurled)
Weight: 35 grams
Materials: saffron-coloured rayon book cloth, 160gsm caramel-coloured paper, inkjet 140gsm wrap, card.
Pop up paper kiosk / penguincubator
PAPER ENGINEERING: I designed, illustrated and assembled a miniature paper pop-up kiosk/ vending machine based on The Penguincubator. It was illustrated in Indesign, printed and assembled from two sheets of A4 180gsm card. It is a speculative maquette that suggests a book dispensary.
A mock up of a miniature concertina books based on HAL-9000 from 2001; A Space Odyssey. I made this mock up to coincide with the Stanley Kubrick Exhibition at The Design Museum, but the idea was rejected at quite a late stage so I didn't continue with the production of this book. The wrap is based on the control panel and safety warning from the film prop. The cover had red acetate covering a hole cut through. More info about Micro Library books here: www.microlibrarybooks.com
DESIGN: MINISTRY OF BOOKS LOGO
GRAPHIC DESIGN: I redesigned the logo for Ministry of Books at University of Portsmouth, based on Maureen O'Neill's original design. I used indesign to create the circle and traced over Maureen's ministry icon.
I am working with the poet Pip Rowson on a series of miniature books to coincide with the upcoming exhibition at The Design Museum ' Moving to Mars'. We set about researching and speculating relocating to Mars.
Arrive, Survive & Thrive Mars Books
Design Museum Moving to Mars Exhibition
Moving to Mars Micro Library Books Collection
Pop up Collage Diorama
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