Two Sides, Twice The Fun

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I found this book, Harper’s Monthly Magazine (1890), in a local charity shop. As I leafed through the pages, I noticed that there was an unusually large number of illustrations where the characters are facing away from the viewer. This gave me the idea of making a double-sided assemblage with apertures in both the front and back of the book –  the front view has most of the characters facing forward, but when the book is viewed from the back, most of the characters either have their backs to their audience or have their heads turned away.

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As with all the books I work on, I had a bit of fun making the characters interact with each other in ways that the authors never intended!

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