Just a quick post on one of the most exciting things I have ever gotten my hands on that combines a lot of my favorite things: maps, literature, stories, design, and concept. Visual Editions is a small London-based publisher that appeared on my radar when they released that Jonathan Safran Foer book, Tree of Codes, aka the one that’s full of literal holes.
I’ve been a steady supporter of VE, recently helping fund their Kickstarter campaign for what is bound to be a great edition of Don Quixote, but I’m getting ahead of myself. They just get it, you know? How books can be beautiful, and how the entirety of your message can be furthered by the manipulation of the medium and attention to design. Agh. Yes. I love them, basically.
I haven’t actually had the opportunity to read through this yet, but I couldn’t wait to post these photos. I will probably do a review on my book blog, Book Report, or reintegrate Book Report back into Nothing Spaces. We shall see. For now, I’ll bask in the glorious glow of beautiful books, like this one.
It came to me wrapped up like a present. The white sheet is their receipt. How frakking cute is that.
The “book,” is comprised of several stories commissioned from several people, that are displayed and presented as these little booklet things. This reminds me of the format of Stefan Sagmeister’s Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far, which is another one of my favorite books.
Like I said, a full review will hopefully be up either here or in my book blog. I don’t even remember why I felt like I had to make a different one, but it is what it is.
Where You Are is available on VisualEditions.com for £35.