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The Pop Art Book

lw —  December 16, 2014 — Leave a comment

The Pop Art Book by Poposition Press takes 6 contemporary artist (Angry Woebots, Jim Mahfood, Junko Mizuno, Koyndan, Skinner & Tara McPherson) and transforms their work into a clever pop up book.

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 4.53.13 AM Bubble Gum Gangsters by Jim Mahfood

The project is currently running a crowdfunding campaign.

Last year, I was approached by a major publisher to write a book about new forms of storytelling. The deal was weak and ironically was so traditional that I wasn’t able to experiment with the form of the book. So I turned down the offer and wrote a book in tweets. Using the limitations of twitter, each page of the book was written in 140 characters or less. The book will be published in a limited edition run of a 140 copies. In addition I’ll sit down for a convo with everyone that buys the book. For 30 minutes we’ll discuss their projects, emerging trends or have a casual conversation – the choice is theirs.

The book is the basis for a course I teach at Columbia called, “Building Storyworlds: the art, craft & biz of storytelling in 21c.” In the end it’s really an experiment in scarcity and abundance as each page of the book says “set this book free please retweet.” I wrote about it in the Summer issue of Filmmaker Magazine.

PRE-ORDER your copy today! – Limited edition of 140 copies

Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.

Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original sculptural forms.

“My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception,” he says.

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Bored Couples

lw —  March 10, 2011 — Leave a comment

I’m a fan of people caught in real moments and especially ones that leave room for interpretation. Martin Parr worked for over a decade to photograph bored couples all of which he had no relationship to. The photos where released in a book in 1993 called Bored Couples.

click the image to view a gallery of the photos
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Hat tip Thought Catalog

Alice meets the iPad

lw —  April 17, 2010 — 1 Comment

Alice in Wonderland meets the iPad. The other day I had a meeting at a major publisher to discuss this very thing. Not Alice in Wonderland but the way in which books can become more interactive, social and engaging across devices. Alice for the iPad just scratches the surface.

(Hat tip 401st Blow)