I discovered this remarkable publication via The Guardian iPad edition review section. It’s a collection of 14 separate books, magazines, pamphlets, newspapers and other printed materials all housed in a beautifully produced box. Building Stories is the work of US graphic novelist Chris Ware and it’s a serious work of originality, complexity and vision.
What a joy.
I’ve certainly not seen anything like it and seeing photographs of it really do it no justice. It’s a tactile journey of discovery as you sift through the exquisitely produced items ranging from A6 booklets to A2 newspapers. Here’s the review that drew it to my attention. Ware suggest in his intro places around your house or apartment that you should leave the various elements for reading. I really like his thinking.
It only arrived this week and I can’t wait to start reading – in the meantime, here’s some paper porn for you print lovers out there.