Digital print on various stocks
140 x 180mm
Edition of 3
For my undergraduate honours project I wrote and designed a book about the future of books in the digital age. It’s written as a conversation between a print book and digital book in a bar. Print book is drowning his sorrows because everyone thinks he’s dying. Digital book is drinking through the anxiety that he can’t meet everyone’s expectations of him. The bartender, an unemployed arts student, talks them through a potted bibliographic history – Ned Ludd makes a brief but rowdy appearance – and by the end of the night they draw up a drunken divorce settlement for different types of information.
Several small books are bound or cut into the main book, these are short stories I wrote based on my own anxieties about the future of print.