by E. Rettberg
typographic: Swoosh caps interspersed throughout the disease-rug names lend them not only a quaint but also a sinister look.
imagery: The black-and-white patterns that make up the "rugs" are simple, and their relation to the nutritional diseases in question seems arbitrary.
graphical: Shadowy textile patterns on the facing page look vaguely real, constrasting with the clip-art-like disease rugs.
turnings: After the first page of narrative, the catalogue of rugs follows; the turning generates a surprise when the narrative text continues at the end.
development: The look is largely consistent, but the final section of narrative rewrites our understanding of what has come before.
Nutritional Disease Throw Rugs
born: United States
active: United States
citizenship: United States
edition type: editioned
horizontal: 5.5 inches closed
vertical: 10.75 inches closed
binding: hand sewn (local)
general description: A tall, thin volume with simple illustrations and brief text.
format: codex (AAT)
cover: The cardstock cover is filled with beige plaid patterns and a simple title design.
color: yes On the covers, black and tan; inside the bookblock, light green and black.
pagination: unpaginated 16 unnumbered pages