Tuesday, 16 November 2010

'I Wonder' by Marian Bantjes

We've said it before and we'll say it again, we love pretty books. Books so beautiful that you really dread leaving your mucky little fingerprints all over them. So imagine our total joy when a copy of 'I Wonder' by Marian Bantjes landed on the paint-splattered desks at Tantrum. 
On first impression the book looks, well, magical. Like it belongs on a shelf way up high in some super-old secret library. Like it contains all sorts of special charms and spells. Like opening it will transport you to a completely different dimension. And upon opening, it sure doesn't dissapoint.

'I Wonder' lets you have a sneak peek into the imagination of Marian Bantjes, the Canadian typographic illustrator and graphic designer extraordinaire. Each of the gilt-edged 208 pages is enchantingly filled with a combination of graphic art, illustration, quirky street signage, pasta-art and unconventional musings and anecdotes from the mind of Bantjes herself. 

'I Wonder' is one of those books that just can't be done justice in an online review. It's something you need to hold and experience for yourself. And we promise you'll be just as spellbound as us by this stunning, one-of-a-kind book which is a work of art in itself.

buy it here
images via http://www.bantjes.com/i-wonder/about-book
We tried to take our own pics but the book kept closing and we didn't want to wreck the pages...