Nov 8, 2017

Recent Reads: Fliers by Nathaniel Russell

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Fliers: 20 Small Posters with Big Thoughts
Fliers by Nathaniel Russell
20 Small Posters with Bog Thoughts
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
Publication Date:  October 3, 2017

Format:  Paperback



Goodreads Synopsis: 
The perfect present for bros and dormroom inhabitors, this collection of viral fake fliers is at once strange, thought-provoking, and hilarious. Printed on heavy, cardstock-like paper, these 20 "fake" fliers both celebrate and embody surreal posters--like the kind plastered all over college campuses, only taken to the next level. As a bonus feature, the sturdy paperback comes with a french-fold jacket that, when removed, opens up to reveal a larger poster. Images include a duck posting about the pet dog he found and an anonymous group posting about a quiet universe. There is something in this collection for everyone who ever looked at a postered telephone pole or coffee house bulletin board and wondered "is there more out there?"
This was a very strange book but it was funny too. The book is made up of posters, on card stock that you can pull out and post if you are feeling the urge. They are funny, sarcastic, too-true posters about lost pets, life, and needed to get away. They include photos and text that looks hand done and very realistic. I am not really sure what I am going to do with this book now that I have read it. Deep down it bothers me that you have the ability to tear it apart and post them if you are feeling the urge. I think I will just leave it as a coffee-table book for now. Overall it was a very whimsical take on fliers you find everywhere.


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