The Mini Suns of London is a book project taken up by a group of students at the University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule der Medien) in Stuttgart. It is based on a short story about a futuristic London written by Andrew Weale.
The students have created two independent books, two concepts different in style, size and appearance by combining the author’s literary work with two sets of abstract paintings by Johannes Rave. Each concept is a free interpretation of the author’s story.
The students used divers methods of creative printing and finishing, merged the artists‘ works, and they employed different materials and binding technologies to translate the artists‘ notion into a unique artefact.
The narrative by Andrew Weale:
At the end of the 21st century London has become a mournful and joyless place. The days went sour and internal night closed in. The city has fallen victim to speculation, is suffocating and is depleted of light. However there’s a glimpse of hope. Will darkness linger on forever?
Abstract paintings by Johannes Rave:
London’s population is saddened. The absence of light has swallowed very notion of happiness. One day however, numbness is replaced by a glimpse of hope, a hope which turns into joy. But joy turns into bleakness all over again. Is there any hope left?
The books will be presented on 26 January 2017 at the University of Applied Sciences / Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart.
Learn more about the event at Media Night!