A Book That Interacts With Itself

Keith Godard has long made books that defy tradition by encouraging his audience to interact with the content, including Holdup, Sounds and A Little Night Book, among them. As principal of StudioWorks, he has been a distinguished practitioner in the fields of public art and exhibition design for over four decades. Now he’s taken a further leap into the digital maze with a uniquely compelling publication.

 

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His most recent confabulation is Book Mates: Beautiful Story of Friendship Between a Paper Book and a Digital Book (Works Editions). The premise is simple—well, simply complex. On the left page is a traditional illustration, while the right page is meant to be scanned with the Aurasma augmented reality program to see digital drawings on animated pages.

 

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“By rolling the book and folding the pages, [you can] experience playing what the physical form of the book can do,” Godard writes. It’s all done with an iPhone or Android and is a joyful love story to boot.

For copies and information, contact workseditions@studio-works.com.

 


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