Monday, 13 August 2012

The Fantastic Ms Fanelli

I am a real fan of Sara Fanelli's collage work, and she has created another fantastic book for children. The Onion's Great Escape, was published earlier this year by Phaidon. The story is about an onion who wants to escape the fate of the frying pan and it is up to the reader to help her escape. Several philosophical questions are posed and the reader is encouraged to interact and liberate the die-cut onion page by page from the spine of the book. Once she is liberated she is able to stand alone like a 3D doll. The book is Fanelli's usual combination of beautiful typography, and her trademark collage and hand drawn/painted illustrations.