Saturday, 19 December 2009

House of Words









JANE PROPHET

A wonderful book maker. She was commisioned to produce a project to celebrate the work of Samuel Johnson's English Dictionary, and this was her truly magnificent outcome.
I have always been fascinated by the art of the book and typography itself, especially when books are brought to life by means of cascading 3D work. The laser cut images here compliment the simplicity and beauty of Johnson's achievements.

Her work was featured alongside 6 other artists in the house where it took Johnson 9 years to compile the dictionary, which was one of the first of it's kind.

Prophet's work captures the shorthand of Englishness.
Period.

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