Thunderstruck is a letterpress printed and hand bound artist’s book made in a limited edition of 10. The text contained within the green edged pages tells the sad story of a guinea pig that has been injected with absinthe essence.
The text is taken from part of a lecture by a captain warning his troops of the evils of absinthe by describing the experiments of a French psychiatrist in the late 1800’s who believed chronic absinthe drinking to be the cause of seizures, violent fits, and bouts of amnesia in many of his asylum patients. He sought to ban the so called green fairy in France by performing these horrific experiments on animals.
Medium: hand bound book, letterpress, silkscreen
Size: 5.25 x 5.5 inches
Edition size: 10