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Moby-Dick in Pictures

Those who followed along for the Moby-Dick read last year will remember Matt Kish, the artist behind an art project with the book as its subject. Matt was kind enough to contribute a few fascinating posts to InfiniteZombies, in fact. So taken was I with the art when I first ran across it that I don’t think it’s any great surprise that the project turned into something big, and it was a pleasure to watch from the sidelines as it all unfolded (Matt kept his blog up to date throughout the process).

Today, nearly a month before I expected it, my copy of Moby-Dick in Pictures, the book his project turned into, arrived, and it is gorgeous. Although there is a paperback copy, I opted for the hard-back copy. It’s a few bricks worth of book and it comes sheathed in a lovely and sturdy box. Matt gives us a beauty of a foreword outlining the life of the project and then steps back and lets us look at the art. It’s mesmerizing to flip through the book, and I can’t wait to find the time to read Moby-Dick again with Matt’s complete series as a page-by-page companion.

If you’re a student or fan of Moby-Dick and ephemera, do yourself a favor and get your hands on a copy of this book.

The book and its box.

I bought the Fin Back whale drawing months ago. Here's the reproduction next to the original.

  1. September 21, 2011 at 11:50 pm | #1

    Thanks Daryl! I feel like I was there for part of the book’s creation, and I have just placed my order right now. If there’s any justice, we’ll be seeing Matt Kish’s art on some album covers in the near future!

  2. September 22, 2011 at 2:58 am | #2

    Yes, thanks, Daryl. I have been erratically following the book’s progress, too. It looks amazing and would also make a great gift to fellow readers. Only to a good home: it deserves more than the coffee table treatment!

  1. September 21, 2011 at 10:22 pm | #1

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