Tuesday, 5 July 2011

40 thieves

In this project we were given a number randomly, and then were given 3 days to make that many artist books around the number...i got the number 40. Oh dear...but one poor person got 500 so no complaining lol?

However, we were allowed to photocopy and produce copies of the same book if our number was big, whereas the smaller numbers were expected to be more concentrated.

Considering the range of numbers given, 40 was neither too small for totally handmade books or too big for photocopied books. So in the end I created 40 hand-bound photocopied books with pen and watercolour illustrations inside, each one unique with a famous thief inside the 'pot' book; as I worked around the theme of "Alibaba and the Fourty Thieves" who hid inside pots as a disguise. As you can imagine I didn't sleep much during this 3 day project lol.

Here are a few of the pot artist books, the other thieves I included were:

Bill Sykes
Ned Kelly
Bonnie & Clyde
A.J. Raffles
Feathers McGraw
Brenden Abbott
Jack & the Beanstalk
Jonathan Wild
"The Phantom" & the Pink Panther
Scarlet Pimpernel
The Grinch
The Artful Dodger
Al Capone
Burke & Hare
Joseph "Specs" O'Keefe
Dick Turpin
Butch Cassidy & the Sunshine Kid
Vincenzo Peruggia
Willie Sutton
Winona Ryder
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Puss in Boots
Mark Zuckerberg
Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy Floyd"
Billy the Kid
Robin Hood
Bugsy Malone
The Knave of Hearts
Jesse James
Baby Face Nelson

I was very happy with the final 40 and even happier that christmas was around the corner : )

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