In July 05, You Are Beautiful held an exhibition in Chicago of 100 books gathered from all over the world. They’d made a call-out one year earlier and sent out blank books to be filled by artists the world over. I managed to get one of them and posted it back full of drawings, paint smears, collages and markings by a fair flock of Melbourne artists. It was strange to be sending away a book after holding onto it for so long, and seeing it develop, but I did at least scan in all 130 pages before posting it, which I’m hoping to try animate at some point in the future ( if you look at the pages here, you can see artists were asked to loosely follow the theme of a flowing line, we’ll see how well that translates to motion later ). It was a pretty cool project to be involved with, kudos to the Chicago kids for pulling it off. You can glimpse some of the other crazy books they got back here.