100 spinning plates by rob christopher

posted by the scholar on December 21st, 2007
filed under: art, paper, words

i went to the renegade craft fair’s holiday show a few weeks ago, but i really could not report on it because 1)it was crowded and 2)i knew i would be getting many of my holiday gifts there and did not want to give any clues away! i think it’s safe now to reveal some of these treasures, so please enjoy several artists in upcoming posts who make outstanding things. let’s start with the 100 spinning plates book by local author, filmmaker and rogue publisher rob christopher, for his own random cha press. this is an autobiographical tome that comes in a unique package – 100 stories on 100 slips of paper in a cardboard box. it is the reader’s choice to read as much or as little as he likes, to weave chapters together and create a unique story.


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clever concept, random musings.

check out rob’s website and find out more about him on his blog too. i’m a little late to this party, so when i checked with rob, i found out that he had sold out of his inventory (oh no!), and that he’s currently working on plans for his next project (oh goody!). i can’t wait to see what it will be…

christmas miracle: if you hurry you can find his book on amazon in (extremely) limited quantities and on ebay too!

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2 Responses to “100 spinning plates by rob christopher”

  1. Bri Says:

    Gigi, I’m seeing a theme here with exploded books and exploded photography. Hmmm…what to make of it.

    What a fun way to present your storytelling. Sort of a new take on the “choose your adventure” series when I was a kid.

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi bri,

    hah! you are very observant. i don’t know what the theme means either…

    this book is fun, isn’t it?

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