tree of codes
 
tree of codes
nov 17, 2010

tree of codes

image: visual editionspublished earlier this week, jonathan safran foer’s new book tree of codes, pushes book design to new levels in an age of digital publishing. the book appears quite average on the exterior, but once you flip it open each page is precisely die cut to have only a few words exposed. the text inside the book is taken from the street of crocodiles by bruno schulz and given a new interpretation through the unusual printing technique. the book was designed by sara de bondt studio, published by visual editions and features cover artwork by gray318. after being shot down by almost every printer, belgium’s die keure agreed to make the book using a different die-cut pattern on every page. the whole project took over a year, but it demonstrates how a printed book can achieve things never possible on an e reader device.

http://www.visual-editions.com http://www.saradebondt.com http://gray318.com

tree of codes image: visual editions

tree of codes image: visual editions

tree of codes image: visual editions

tree of codes image: visual editions

tree of codes image: visual editions

  • nomis: it’s not design for designs sake it’s a new story from an existing one. The form chosen creates the design

    flo fflach
  • quem tem tempo caga longe!!!

    Fábio Flores
  • Love the idea!
    Must be expensive to print 🙂

    RONY
  • JSF’s writing is so bad he needs gimmicks

    joebear
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