After hearing Encyclopedia Britannica’s March 2012 announcement that it would retire production of the 244-year-old book sets, artist Guy Laramée decided to create an ode the best way he knew how: Laramée carved away the pages of a 24-volume set to reveal a mountainous landscape. He aptly calls it Adieu and it looks like one of the better ways to let your fingers do the walking, er, hiking.
More info of Guy Laramée’s “Adieu” after the Jump…
Artist Guy Laramée (http://www.guylaramee.com/) bids farewell to the printed Encyclopedia Britannica.
Encyclopedia Britannica, archival pigments and ink
40 x 8.5 x 11.5 inches
Video by Sébastien Ventura.