One of my inspirations is the artist book by Paolo Carraro called The Impermanent in the Permanent.
There are three versions of this book:
- The book form in bound as the traditional Japanese style in which the four quarters of a square which runs through the book are rotated by means of cut-outs, folds and colour, capitalising on a powerful left-hand, right-hand interaction.
- The book size is 21.5 by 20 cm with 16 images.
- Edition of 9 copies only, all signed by the artist.
- The slip case form is made of 4 little volumes boxed in a slip case in which each of the four rotations is contained in its own base were all the pages are unbound so that the cut-outs and folds can be re-arranged in a virtually endless discovery.
- Each booklet is made up of 4 pages of 20 by 20 cm.
After taking a look at this artist book, I started think of what could be done for my project that would help highlight Letterpress printing and make it India specific.
Some of my initial rambling:
I am now thinking.. spatial (just in terms of the product), tactile, discovering.. like finding a piece of history and taking the time to understand it.
Another mind map and then will re-listen to all my interviews to get some content or starting points out of them.