Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Book Swap #6 - Matchboxbook

Our elusive friend known to us as eb, or matchboxbook, sent this interesting specimen for our swap. You might have to look twice at these photos although it was difficult to photograph; hopefully you can see what's happening.

He says, the book is sometimes called an impossible book. I originally had the idea of an impossble book before I knew there was such a thing and before I ever considered an "art career". I learned to bind books from an art school class, and my impossible books were enabled. The book for the book swap is from a show a few years back. It was a group show titled, five times five, and the book has five colored lines running through it--one for each member of the group. The paper is Arches text wove and the cloth is linen. Some people describe the books as an "inaccessible text", but I prefer to think of them as accessible with a little bit of work. Other examples of his "inaccessible texts" can be seen here.




Visit eb on Etsy, at Matchboxbook.Etsy.com.

See all the books from Book Swap #6.

8 comments:

meredeth said...

eb, you are crazy. that book is awesome~

Rhonda said...

haha, well said, meredeth!

it IS a terrific book, and it's mine now :) thanks for swapping eb!!

Sierras Creations said...

Lucky Duck!
Book is truly a mystery ....
are we ever going to learn the secret of this gem?

PrairiePeasant said...

Very intriguing! I had never heard of an "impossible book" before.

B├╝chertiger said...

Awesome book and concept! - And hard to decide whether one would want to destroy the art and give in to curiosity or keep it. Luckily you told us what's inside ;-)

Maiko said...

neat, never heard of an impossible book, crazy!

louise said...

A cool puzzle..how did he sew both spines..so clever and certainly a creative first!

eb said...

Thank you for the positives. These books have been fun.