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  • Published: 27 August 2010
  • ISBN: 9781846144479
  • Imprint: Particular Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $21.00

Mess: The Manual of Accidents and Mistakes


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In Mess, Keri Smith, creator of Wreck This Journal, asks readers to explore what it feels like to throw themselves off balance -- on purpose.
Smith dares readers to drop some kind of coloured liquid (ink, tea, coffee) onto a page from a good height (at least five feet); draw in the dark (or with eyes closed); creatively misspell words; paint a picture in a water-based medium (pen, marker, watercolour, etc) and leave it out during a rain or snowstorm; and bury this book, then dig it up.
This book is unlike any other you've encountered. Mess encourages readers to use accidents and mistakes to venture into territory where they would not normally go and thus to open themselves up to the possibility of creating something new and unexpected.

  • Pub date: 27 August 2010
  • ISBN: 9781846144479
  • Imprint: Particular Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $21.00

About the Author

Keri Smith

Keri Smith is the author of the popular weblog Wish Jar Journal, which attracts 8,000 readers daily, Living Out Loud, and Tear Up This Book. She's illustrated for the Washington Post, New York Times, Ford Motor Company, People, The Body Shop, and Hallmark. She lives in Canada.

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