Yevgeny Zamyatin We
Cover handmade genuine leather (shagreen)
Composite case handmade: faux leather, designer paper
Format 140x210 mm
100 numbered copies.
Paper Olin Regular (France)
The novel We, written in 1920 and banned the Soviet power, marked the beginning of the dystopian genre, which later created his best works of Orwell and Huxley. Zamyatin designs glass the reality of faceless people-"ciphers" doomed to attorneys algebra happiness. In this reality, the soul becomes a terrible disease and is subject to amputation, and tight control over the individual leads to complete domination of the "We" over "Me". A brilliant mathematical language Zamyatin masterfully conveys a lot of emotions emerging soul of the protagonist. The reader living in a digital world, one can only wonder how modern it sounds now the prophecy Zamyatin.
The combination of strict pencil, almost drawing graphics with transparent watercolors by Peter Perevezentseva conveys the internal conflict of the protagonist, finds the soul in the rational, glass, devoid of freedom world. Clash of the technocratic society and individual creativity embodied by using calligraphic marks", pasted by hand on printed illustrations. When placing the headers is also used calligraphy, imitating the diary numbering of D-503.
I got the idea because the man is just crazy as these preposterous "apartments", human heads are opaque, with only tiny Windows in the eyes.
The natural path from insignificance to greatness: forget that you are a gram and feel yourself a million shares tons of...
Second the speed of the language should always be used slightly less than the speed of thought, and certainly not Vice versa.
Man is like a novel: until the last page don't know what the outcome. Otherwise it would be worth to read.
Knowledge, absolutely sure that it is flawless, is faith.