Mark McCloud's Blotter Barn, which normally specializes in "barn sized blotters for barn sized wallets" (large format forensic Giclée prints of blotter acid hits) has decided to change course and go from macro to micro with their latest project. The Barn's Institute of Illegal Images has compiled a sort of "Greatest Hits" package -- a palm sized tome that covers the history of blotter paper in a sleek, glossy hardback book.
"It's a bit wordy", Mark jokes. Apart from the title and copyright info, the only words in the book are the dedication: "to Forester."
In this tiny tome, compiled by McCloud and craft book-maker Dana Dana Dana, the history of this art in miniature is carefully covered in a series of beautiful photographs. The favorites are all represented, from Gorby to Jesus, Gooney Birds to Album Covers. Mr Bill? Dolphins? Globes? Got 'em all.
More fun than a Barrel of Monkeys, but, yeah, those are in there too.
Conspicuous in its absence, however, is the notorious "Sorceror's Apprentice" that started the scare that LSD was being distributed as Mickey Mouse stamps to lure in school children. But who has time to deal with a suit from Disney?
The price? A mere $10!