Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Dog Eared Touch

I have long been fascinated by the marks left in books after they have been read and re-read - the scraps of paper left behind, finger prints, and folded corners. It is interesting that loving a book can ultimately destroy it. As a child I would shake old books to see what would come out of them, and I have made a number of small works investigating this too. So I find Selina Swayne's work The Dog Eared Touch really beautiful.

My work focuses on the details of design and putting a message in context, particularly in book design and taking typography into 3D. I am interested in what it means to be a graphic designer in the twenty-first century, where the boundaries of the discipline lie and how to cross them.


pchickki said...

Everything on this blog is so amazing! What wonderful posts and information. I enjoyed it very much.

Anonymous said...

love the statement--crossing boundaries is exciting !

Laura said...

I am reading a book from a thrift shop at the moment and I totally know what you mean. Every page I turn there are little pencil scribbles at the bottom and stars. I wonder who was reading these words before and this post totally relates to that.