Conductors of the Moving World
I’m excited to announce the release of our new book, Conductors of the Moving World, by Brad Zellar. The third in our series of books inspired by Little Golden Books, this is our most extravagant publication to date. Combining the beautiful snapshots of Japanese Police Inspector Eizo Ota with the Koan-like text of Brad Zellar, the result is a Zen travelogue through 1972 America. (more info on the book here).
What puts this book over the top is the design by Hans Seeger. Though still as compact as our previous publications, Conductors of the Moving World includes 17 original hand-tipped C-Print photographs and one business card. It is stunningly beautiful. Moreover, each copy is unique. The 17 images in each book are chosen from a larger pool of 60 and then sequenced according to chance. (A math professor at Northwestern has told us that there are over sextillion different possible variations).
I’m also thrilled to announce that everyone involved (the Ota family, Brad Zellar, LBM) has agreed that all proceeds from Conductors of the Moving World go to Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami relief. Additionally, Brad Zellar and LBM will be doing a booksigning at The International Center For Photography on Friday, March 18, 6:00pm–7:30pm. ICP has also generously agreed to to give all proceeds to Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami relief.
This book has been a fantastic labor of love. It has taken us days just to insert the prints into 100 copies of the book. I’m so proud of this book and everyone involved: