The Exquisite Book Project

This incredible illustration was done by co-founder and head designer of Hello Lucky, Eunice Moyle, for an upcoming book called The Exquisite Book Project.

Designer Julia Rothman conceived of this experimental project, which is a collaboration of 100 illustrators, designers, comic artists and contemporary fine artists. Each artist will contribute one page to the book, but the interesting part is this: the artists have been given no more information than the previous artist’s illustration. Meaning the book could go anywhere and in a million different ways.

"The first artist will be given a few words to inspire their drawing. Each of the following artists will see only the page that immediately precedes their own. Each artist will use images (and optionally, words) to create their continuation to the story, and the inspiration for the next artist in line. ... Each artist must have a horizon line in their image that starts on the left side of the page and ends on the right. Where the horizon line of the first artist’s page ends, is where it begins for the next artist."

Which means that other than the continuation line, the "story" is free to go anywhere, and in any direction and art style. How cool is that?

Some of the contributors include Dave Eggers (who knew he could draw too? jeesh! what can't he do?) and Jen Corace (who I've featured here), among 98 others.

I will be checking this out when it comes out in fall 2010 for sure. The concept is so unique!

Originally seen here.

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