According to literature, we’re supposed to appreciate the little things in life. This is exactly what designer and illustrator Evan Lorenzen does in his showcase of “mini books” which have been popularized in the last few weeks. According to his website:
[quote_box_center]Evan Lorenzen is an illustrator and animator that currently resides in Denver, Colorado. Focusing on the relationships among painting, animation, and technological advancements, he graduated in 2013 from Marlboro College with a Bachelor of the Arts. Evan works as a designer at a screen printing shop in Denver, Indyink, where he has been employed for the last eight years. Recently, he started exploring the realm of micro handmade-books which are the main topic of his current body of work, none of which are larger than 1 inch tall with most about the size of a thumbnail. Primarily working in pen and ink as well as watercolor, Evan currently finds himself influenced by mythology and medieval woodblock prints. Additionally, Evan considers it cumbersome and maladroit to write biographies in the third person as he found out in the construction of his traditionally-styled artist’s bio. [/quote_box_center]
Evan apparently has quite a sense of humour. Honestly though, we adore his work, especially the “Mini Book of Major Events” and the “Little Book of Big Ideas”. We think they speak a lot louder than more words can describe. We’re still trying to figure out how he was able to record such detail within a 1 inch piece of paper. If you’re interest, check out his work below:
The Mini Book of Major Events
The Little Book of Big Ideas
What do you make of his work? What profound ideas could you fit in a 1 inch book?
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