One of the most exciting books/projects that I've come across in a long time is “The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt” by Caroline Preston. You gotta check out this book. It's kind of what I thought "The Griffin and Sabine Story" by Nick Bantock should have been but this one is better!
Preston has done something really amazing combining a kind of scrap
book esthetic with a genuinely great story.
The book from the point of
view of a visual artist is next to flawless. Each page is a sort of
Duchamp or Hannah Hoch like collage but is understated rather than
overburdened. The visual project is appropriately and almost
effortlessly wed to the insanely good story! I found myself at times so
caught up in the book that I lost myself in it and became unaware of
how the pictures and text interrelated. I think I'm gonna have to read
this book many many times. If you want to preview the book you can do
this on Caroline Preston's website at: