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Linda Johnson - WorldWise
They Said
WorldWise $225.00
Designed and printed by Linda K Johnson
MATERIALS: Nepalese Lama Li, Mohawk Superfine, and Thai Reversible Unryu papers.
PRINTED: Proverbs are letterpress printed on Lama Li papers
Old maps are printed digital offset on Mohawk Superfine
BINDING: Four flower fold books in a circular case bind.
SIZE: 43/4" x 43/4" x 3/8" closed
DATE: Copyright ©2003 by Linda K Johnson
EDITION: Limited edition of 125, signed and numbered.
WorldWise, contains thirty-two proverbs The structure, title and binding of this book was
inspired by, and is a reflection of, the global origins of proverbs. The proverbs, divided by
global regions, are revealed in four small folded books—eight proverbs in each. Using an
origami fold, reprints of maps from the nineteenth century provide the outer pages for each
book. Proverbs printed on semi-translucent lama li papers are placed inside the maps,and
revealed to the viewer as if a flower were opening up. The circular slipcase becomes the world
with the four books fitting into the four corners. The book with proverbs from the Far East
fits into the northeast corner of the case while proverbs from South America reside in the
southeast corner of the case. When each book is fully opened it forms a four point star.
AWARDS:
The National Museum of Women in the Arts Library Fellows Grant
Miami Herald Critic’s Pick