10 By Marion Bataille

Marion Bataille, the creator of the best-selling ABC3D, is one of the world’s greatest pop-up designers.

In I0, she plays with the shape of numbers, exploring the pleasure of seeing one number mutate into another as we count from one to ten and back again.

The formal perfection and playful intelligence of this book will enchant readers of all ages.

10 relates to the way we count numbers on our fingers and to the apparent symmetry of our bodies. If you count from one to ten on your fingers in one direction and then the other, each finger will have two numbers associated with it. For instance if you count to finger number three from left to right, that finger will be finger number eight when counting from right to left. In Marion Bataille’s book, the number three effortlessly shifts to the number eight as you turn the page.

The new hardback pop-up book comes in a slipcase with die-cut front and back and contains 11 spreads. Look for it in stores in September. (Thanks for the tip Meredith)

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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