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Rosebud No 3 Blindtext (+Rosebud) [Hardcover]

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Item description for Rosebud No 3 Blindtext (+Rosebud) by Ralf Herms...

rosebud is a design magazine that operates with the desire to explore the possibilities and potentials that paper and 2D- structure have to offer. rosebud no. 3 is dedicated to the subject matter blind text. The term blind text stands for a random, meaningless text that serves presentational layout purposes when the real text is not existent. The many facets of a blind text become clear through a load of eye candy, further through contributions on the topic by international authors, artists, academics and designers. Via form, structure and content, rosebud no. 3 proves that a blind texts status reaches far beyond a variable parameter.

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Pages   199
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.69" Width: 6.95" Height: 1.18"
Weight:   1.46 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Gestalten Verlag
ISBN  3931126544  
ISBN13  9783931126544  

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Difficult to Describe in Words, and Parts Are Inscrutable or "Eye Candy," But Generally Interesting  May 8, 2006
The design and content of this book (from publisher "Die Gestalten") are related to "Blindtext," German for "dummy text" (like "Lorem ipsum"). AKA issue no. 4 of +rosebud magazine,* the book is difficult to describe. Starting with the outside**, it's 24.5 x 17.0 cm, with grey cardboard covers attached to the pages with green cloth tape. The front has in German and English "This text is for the cover of a book..." colored to resemble a woman's face. A yellow bookmark ribbon is included.

When you open the book, you can pull out a 4.8 x 4.0 cm "Micro-Novel" in German and English entitled "The Lost Mind." Concerning writer's block, it appears to be die-cut from the pages of the main book.

Inside you find 200 pages of generally interesting design, typography, and photography. There are a couple dozen contributors and projects, of which my favorites in English were:

Pages 19-26: "Art & Life." Photographs whose captions refer to famous works of art (e.g. "Mona Lisa") but whose foregrounds feature couples in sexual positions (some breasts and rear ends are visible, but no genitalia), with reproductions of the works of art in the background. Intriguing juxtapositions.

Pages 62-67: "A Perfect Gray Day." A poem about a man pressing his hand onto a plaster wall is set in white text on photographs in varying shades of gray.

Pages 90-97: "The Theft of Privacy," with the digits 0-9 scattered about.

Pages 196-198: "The End of the World." Gravity stops, and everything floats away.

The book has won several awards per the "Rosebud, Inc." site. My main complaint about the book is that some of the projects I would classify as either "inscrutable" or "eye candy." The former category includes the "Cassandra Fax Project" on pages 9-18; the latter category includes "enRiconstruct" on pages 179-183. Nonetheless, get this fascinating book from this!

* Per the Web site for the periodical, +rosebud no.1 of 1998(?) was Andere Welten ("Other Worlds"); no.2 of 1999(?), RETRO; no.4 of 2003, ACTION (ISBN 3931126986); and no.5 of 2004, MYSTERY (ISBN 3899550374).
** My copy did not come with a yellow belly band around it, which apparently has fake quotations of praise for the book.

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