140 x 225 mm
Cover: Paperback, color, glossy finish
Binding: glue bound
Interior: black and white
Edition limited to 250 copies
I have produced an “empty book” where the front and back covers share the same photograph from Reuters used to report on two different earthquakes that took place in two different countries at two different times.
(Front cover: Photo taken from Reuters coverage of October 2013 Bohol earthquake in Bohol, Philippines / Back cover: Same Reuters photograph used by Thairath daily news in Bangkok, Thailand to report on the May 2014 earthquake in Chiang Rai, Thailand).
For this onestar press edition I have inserted a pounded gold leaf† that was produced in Bangkok, Thailand. It is equal in value to the book’s production cost to print and bind in Orthez, France.
The gold leaf and this book share the same value even if created from two very different points of departure.
Pratchaya Phinthong, May 2015
† Note that the book contains an inserted gold leaf. Flipping of the pages can pulverize and disperse the gold leaf into dust; for preservation it is advised that the pages are turned very delicately as the inserted leaf is extremely fragile and cannot be replaced.