Insects & Grasses by Helen Douglas

Published by Printed Matter (2018)
20 Pages, 18.5 × 9.5 cm, Paperback

Insects & Grasses manages to turn an arguably unremarkable and potentially squeamish subject into an endearing delight. Each spread features blown-up photos of delicate insects climbing along or hanging off of thin, supple grasses against stark white backgrounds. The coloured, living content takes up a very small percentage of each print, so that the tiny critters receive full room to breathe. Printed in full colour digital offset and tastefully thread-sewn, the booklet boasts a sophisticated design: just large enough to still be seen from the inside, the green covers complement and frame the stalks and stems within. Exciting to those outside of entomologist and botanist circles, this publication also fosters an unexpected and inarticulable tenderness.

£12.00