November 26, 2005

genius in the family

I just ran across this on my Dad's website - and was really struck by how amazing it is.

This is a book that my niece, Marlena, made when she was in the 8th grade. Beyond the words, which are so sharp and poignant, I really love the entire look of it. The typography and handmade cuts of how it was put together, the photographs and how she used them - even the dark edges of the scans (which may be Dad's doing) - all bring out the raw power of the words. I just think its brilliant... and am amazed that she did it when she was only 13... take a few minutes to see for yourself:

  • rusted trees by marlena weiss

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