ERI FUNAZAKI & DANNY FLYNN, book artists. ~ Finger Prints.
No. 3 of a limited edition of 5. 97 x 98 x 23 mms. Handset and letterpress printed text by Danny Flynn. Multi-coloured illustrations by Eri Funazaki printed in letterpress and hand tooled in gold and blind. Pages folded in a double concertina style to be pulled out in opposite directions. Bound in goat skin and letterpress printed blue suede finished with gold and carbon tooling. In a full blue morocco box resembling a giant metal type of a pointing finger.
“The book is about a pointing finger, which you may commonly find in old posters and signposts. The whole design was inspired by this particular character, which seems to have visual authority over common text and even illustration. The design of the book was influenced by old wooden poster type and geometrical shape of printing furniture and quoins. It ends with a question, ‘Can it be trusted?’ The answer is ‘Well I really don’t know….’”