Starting with Polish artist and writer Bruno Schulz’s book The Street of Crocodiles as a source, Jonathon Foer cut away at portions of the text to create an entirely new story to be read through layers upon layers of windows within pages. It took the printing company a whole year of preparation and prototyping to actually produce the finished book.
According to Visual Editions, Tree of Codes is
- “a new book by Jonathan Safran Foer, is as much a sculptural object as it is a work of masterful storytelling. With the story literally carved out of another book, Tree of Codes has a different die-cut on every single page. Telling the haunting story of “an enormous last day of life”, it is a book that looks every bit like it feels: unlike anything else.”