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Production Narrative

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Critical Analysis

by E. Rettberg

Design Features

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

Agents

Clifton Meador

type: initiating

role:
author
designer
artist

nationality:
born: United States
active: United States
citizenship: United States


Publication Information

edition type: editioned

Measurements

horizontal: 5.5 inches closed

vertical: 10.75 inches closed

Production Information

production means:
offset (local)

binding: hand sewn (local)

substrate:
bookBlock: paper

media:
ink (local)

Appearance

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.

Content

pagination: unpaginated 16 unnumbered pages

numbered?: unnumbered

signed?: unsigned

Colophon

None.