There’s this artists books calling for entries exhibition by We Love Your Books and their theme this year is POINT. I decided to make a pointless book about Pointless, the tv show. It’s a game show that I absolutely loved when I first moved to England. Here’s a snippet from wikipedia:
Contestants must give answers to questions which previously have been asked to one hundred members of the public with the following criteria:
each surveyed person is given 100 seconds to give as many answers as possible, rather than just one answer only correct answers are considered the contestants’ aim is to find the answers thought of by the fewest surveyed people, rather than the most
I made the book really simple since it’s a flipbook. The animation of the flipbook is the Pointless bar counting down to zero, which either means an increase in prize money during the show or if you’re in the finals, you win the game + the money. The binding fabric is this beautiful Japanese silk book cloth, it’s shiny purple and blue at the same time, reminds me of the Pointless show’s color scheme.
Front cover. Title of the book, “this book is…”
Click here for a view of the book in motion. So I can save on bandwidth. The gif is kind of large and choppy… it’s hard to record with no tripod.
Edition of 10. Currently editioning.
I got an email today saying that I have been selected for the exhibition so yay! So did my friend Kathryn Poole, she does these amazing pointilism drawings of insects and preserved body parts.
Here’s the link for the selected entries, there are some amazing books in this! Click for Point entries!