a tale of children and bathwater

A collaborative design allegory by Marcel Wanders. Online and hand-made book.

A Tale of Children and Bathwater is a personal allegory written by designer Marcel Wanders. I was approached by the designer to create the visual concept and illustrations for this story. Together we created an online "book", accessible within designer's own website.

Later, I was asked to create a physical book to display at the exhibition Marcel Wanders Pinned Up, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. This book was also used in an accompanying film, which depicted hands turning the illustrated pages one by one.

As it states, "This story is one of the first examples in which Wanders states design should not only be about functionality." 

Online version in print: International Design Yearbook 2005