This book is a by-product of Mark Pawson's badge making process, the perforated pages are the waste material left after printed paper discs to be made up into badges have been cut out. The overlay of multiple circle grids reminds Pawson of dot screens and moire patterns, foam rubber, Dieter Rots books and children’s books with windows letting you peep through to future pages. Images are minimal and incidental; notes and quantities in the margins, deleted or misprinted badge art.
The differing circle layouts reflect changes in technologies utilised, earlier designs were photocopied, random layouts as badge artwork is slapped on the copier glass, resized and multiplied, Recent lazerprinted designs use a fixed grid of 35 badge blanks - the optimum amount that fit evenly spaced on an A4 sheet of paper. Its this fixed grid which gives the book its title; ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo – thirty-five lower case round o's, not oval-shaped capital O's or zeros. Every copy is different.
Designer: Mark Pawson Size: 290x210mm Pages: 35 Edition: 300 Publication: 2006 Binding: Softbound book