For those who have just stumbled upon this blog, my friend Nick and I have been challenging each other to creatively respond to a single sentence that the other submits (the sentences are taken from any source) in the form of a 10x10cm ‘booky’ type format. I was a bit naughty this time. For this one, I gave him the sentence “No words were needed.”
Nick, as ever, excelled himself with this mammoth 19 panel concertina…
The only way to show this is at full size so I created a composite of its entirety this time – click the image below and fiddle with the magnification as it may shrink it to fit on screen. Remember that each panel measures 10x10cm.
This is a beautifully cinematic sequence of how the morning light appears and moves across a room in his house. Side scrolling the image really enhances the effect!
Simple and elegant.
And my response to Nicks given sentence was a result of several mid-stage redesigns! I had originally intended this one to be constructed and bound differently, but I was thwarted by technical issues at each stage. I am still happy with the idea, but rather frustrated by how difficult it was to arrive at this seemingly simple result.