Sunday, August 12, 2012

Brian Joseph Davis | The Composites

Brian Joseph Davis
The Composites
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012
66 pp., 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.2", softcover
Open edition

In what could be the best reviewed artist book of the year (starting as a tumblr doesn't hurt), Toronto's Brian Joseph Davis employs police-style composite artist software to sketch out characters from literature.

"The resulting mugshots are as creepy and incredible as you might imagine -- IQ84 meets CSI." - The Atlantic

"Almost all of the sketches are less interesting than the passages underneath them, however, and it is refreshing, in this age of visual tyranny, to see language stealing the show." - The New Yorker

"Brilliant, and refreshingly unsentimental" - The Guardian

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