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Long Story, made in China

Contributed by Matthijs Sluiter on May 19th, 2018. Artwork published in .
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    A book that is equally elaborate (almost 5000 pages) as limited (edition 5), more sculpture than book. Designed by Toko, produced by Digital Press (Australia) and set in Radim Peško’s Fugue.

    As part of China’s 2012, year of the Dragon celebrations, Toko was invited by the China International Design Competition Committee to judge the first ever annual design competition in Beijing last September. This competition, hosted by PoloArts, AIGA and Beijing Design Week in conjunction with the Capital Museum of China, aims to promote communications, exchange and interaction between China and the World.
    –– Toko

    The book ‘Long Story, Made in China’ captures the sheer scale, complexity and history of the Chinese Zodiac Dragon. A monumental but foremost conceptual interpretation of the Dragon, the book celebrates every Dragon year since it’s supposed origins in 2697 BCE based on the most widely ‘tolerated’ myth.

    The 4,716 page book carries the title “Long Story made in China”. “Long” as in the rich culture, cultivated over thousands of years, and “Long” as in the chinese word for Dragon (Long story / Dragon story). The book (edition 5) should be seen as a paper sculpture and is a tribute to Chinese culture by western interpretation.
    –– Toko

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