Thursday, June 21, 2007

Mrs. 5000 in Blogospace!

I was more than a little pleased today to see the work of Mrs. 5000 -- a book artist who is, in my evenhanded and dispassionate opinion, only slightly greater than Joseph Cornell -- featured on the Rag and Bone Blog. Lamentably, she is not credited. Hers is, you know, the best one. Third one down. With the little birdy.

Oddly, if you scroll down in the blog (which is worth doing; there's lots of cool stuff down there), there is a post on another project by artist Nina Katchadourian, recent winner of a Michael5000 Award for Excellence in Online Cartography. This one is completely unrelated to maps, but is nonetheless very cool and very entertaining. Small world, or something.


On a completely unrelated note, here's the Michael5000 Song of the Day: Sufjan Stevens performing the Innocence Mission song "Lakes of Canada" on a banjo, on the roof of a public building in Cincinnati. No, really. Check it out.

It's incandescently lovely. Or maybe that's just me. Whatever.


Jenny! said...

It's just you!

Rebel said...

Wow - that book is really cool, I love the structure of it. My friend 'actual t' is a graphic artist and recently became interested in making art books - I'm going to show her that blog, there's a lot of cool stuff on it.

Michael5000 said...

@Jenny! -- Ah well, I thought it might be. Mrs. 5000 pretty much says the same thing.

@rebel -- Yeah, and the structure is even more intricate than it looks. There are about a million hingeing parts, and two very small books (about 2" x 2") that can pop out of it on their own. It's way cool.

There are a couple more pictures here.