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Adding sequence and physicality to digital elevation maps, this hollowed-out book creates both a space to explore and a platform to learn more. 




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Production Time

1 Week

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

8.5 × 11 × 1.5 in

Page Count

37 + Inserts

Paper Stock

French Paper / Speckletone / Starch White / 80 C + 100 C

Number of Colors

Duotone (2)



Japanese Stab Binding



Communication-Elevation ---

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Project Description

Using DEM data and photography from NASA's public files, Communication-Elevation looks to use the book format to embody the exploratory possibilities of a foreign landscape. By revealing the elevation layer by layer through the simple and empowering act of turning a page, the viewer experiences a process of mental expansion, or an increase in the perception of his or her surroundings: an overlapping quality of physical exploration and communication.

Production Lesson(s)

Taking the time to ensure the registration process was reliable to work with proved to be a crucial step in making laser cutting a smooth and effective production method.”

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Jessica Mullen

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

July 29, 2014


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