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Hoch Hinaus

Saying it loud, saying it proud: I’ve got a brand new book out!

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In German, Dutch & Italian, but since it’s a mute book, the language doesn’t really matter, I guess;-)

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After making a very wordy wordbook it was kind of a relief & challenge trying to tell a story without words, though I must admit you still might find some inevitable¬† international typo in my images…

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But most obvious are a number of numbers inside, because when you flip & fold it open, there’s a tape measure on the right side, that continues all along this leporello/accordeon shaped object.

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Is it a book? Is it a building? Is it a poster or a meter? At least it stands taller then it’s maker:-)

It took us a long winter – in rather rough conditions – to build this one (without winter break…)

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Only afterwards I saw my main characters were slightly influenced by a little old box on my desk.

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The book tells the story of 2 children entering a tall building, visiting it’s inhabitants on every floor…

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dropping invitation letters & borrowing ingredients that may be linked to each character’s lifestyle…

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(above f.i. fruit, milk & sugar) to create a final feast on the upper floor where everyone’s welcome!

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For those who want to see me suffer a little longer: here’s some more ‘making of” in this album on fb

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PS there are some mice on every floor & a sad rabbit I painted on 02/17 in memory of Dick Bruna

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