Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Recommendation Guest Post #1: Sarah Bodman

Matthew Birchall
Photograph Converted into Morse Code
Preston, UK: Café Royal Books, 2013
98 pp., 14 x 20 cm., perfect bound
Edition of 150 numbered copies

Available from the publisher, here.

"I have already bought 2 copies of this as potential gifts but have already decided to keep one for myself as it’s so great. It’s a beautiful idea, a follow on from Birchall’s earlier book Photograph Converted into Base64 Code, which can really only be read as a visual form. This time he worked with Morse Code society members, and alongside the printed book is a 44 hour audio version, which as he says “if you used as your ringtone, you’d be the coolest person in town”. And it’s only £10, a perfect gift I would say!"

- Sarah Bodman

Sarah is Senior Research Fellow for Artists' Books at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR), and Programme Leader for MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking at the Bower Ashton Campus, UWE Bristol, UK.

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