Downsized

The narrative of Downsized describes the day I was made redundant along with my colleagues from a games company. The story is told in 22 narrative blocks, with 14 pattern blocks to act as spaces and 4 poem blocks. The book ends with a mug shot style gallery of 24 images of my colleagues and their (fictional) employee code. I also engraved a cover page, title page and endpapers. I worked on the book for about two to three days a week, for a year and made only ten copies; one is held in The National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum, London. I carried out all stages of the block cutting, printing and bookmaking myself. The book was completed in 2005

The story is told in 22 narrative blocks, with 14 pattern blocks to act as spaces and 4 poem blocks. The book ends with a mug shot style gallery of 24 images of my colleagues and their (fictional) employee code. I also engraved a cover page, title page and endpapers. I worked on the book for about two to three days a week, for a year and made only ten copies; one is held in The National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum, London. I carried out all stages of the block cutting, printing and bookmaking myself.