Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The Unburnables, Plural.

In the wake of what's going down with a woman's right to (soon) no longer choose down south you may have already heard about this:
Across the United States and around the world, books are being challenged, banned, and even burned. So we created a special edition of a book that’s been challenged and banned for decades.

Printed and bound using fireproof materials, this edition of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Talewas made to be completely unburnable. It is designed to protect this vital story and stand as a powerful symbol against censorship...

But you might have missed this one:
...This new edition of Fahrenheit 451 by Super Terrain is an artist’s book in which the object echoes the fiction it contains. At first glance, it is completely black, as if carbonized, already a victim of the firemen’s assault. But, as you warm it up with a after page, the black ink disappears and reveals Bradbury’s text...

Which just goes to show...

Despite the digital babel tower's best efforts, words are still powerful things.


No comments: