Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Mungo Thomson | Negative Space

Mungo Thomson
Negative Space
Zurich, Switzerland : Christoph Keller Editions / JPR | Ringier, 2006
[160] pp. 25.5 x 17.5 cm., wrappers

An artist book that mimics the format of National Geographic magazine, containing images of black holes, distant galaxies, solar systems and supernovae, which the artist culled from a copyright-free site featuring photographs taken from the Hubble Space Telescope. Thomson then simply reversed the images (a simple function in Photoshop - Command+i), removing the darkness from space. To illustrate, the last image here is the 2nd shot reversed.

The book is available from amazon, here. The negative space font can be downloaded from the artist's site here, and a negative cosmos screensaver here.

Thomson discusses the project, here:


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