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Variations on Normal A Postcard Book by Dominic Wilcox
  

Variations on Normal A Postcard Book

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Somehow, however odd the ideas portrayed in Variations on Normal there is a lingering sense of rightness about them. Why not a toothbrush doubling as a maraca – just think of all that extra arm-toning exercise and why not walls made out of sponge to soak up after a flood, (sponge gnomes also proposed) and – this is my own personal favourite, a whirling machine to get anyone with a weak handshake up to scratch. This is a clever, beautifully illustrated gift pick-up, every stocking should have one.

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Variations on Normal A Postcard Book by Dominic Wilcox

I love this book. Laugh-out-loud funny. I want a salty thumb lolly now! (Harry Hill). As we go about our day-to-day business, we see the same stuff every day. The bath, the fridge, the lamp post, the bicycle, the tree ...so far, so humdrum. But not if you are Dominic Wilcox. Dominic sees things a little differently. For him, inside each of these everyday things are hundreds of surprising ideas waiting to be discovered. The Portable Bottom Seat, the Sick Bag Beard, Wrist Nets for the Butterfingered - Dominic's unexpected inventions, conflations and modifications promise to make your life that little bit easier, or at least more amusing. Normal will never seem quite so normal again.

Reviews

'I love this book. Laugh-out-loud funny. I want a salty thumb lolly now! Hilarious! He's the new Heath Robinson.' -- Harry Hill

'Really bad jokes... I love them! Really great illustrations... I love them!'-- Paul Smith

'Dominic Wilcox's drawings aren't just witty and beautifully drawn, they are serious challenges to the real world to keep looking at itself with innocent eyes, wondering what else is possible.' -- Thomas Heatherwick

'A delightful book of invention drawings from the unique world of Dominic's imagination' -- Ron Arad

About the Author

British artist, designer and inventor Dominic Wilcox lived a perfectly normal life in the north east of England until the age of 19. Since then he has read the dictionary, twice, battled against a 3D printer at the V&A Museum and shown his odd, surprising and thought-provoking designs at galleries around the world. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in London he set about creating things that made him feel happy, excited and intrigued. His innovative work has become known internationally for its playful yet understated style, regularly solving problems people hadn't previously realised they had. Notable works include: 'No Place Like Home' GPS shoes that guide the wearer to their desired destination, and miniature sculptures balanced on the moving hands of watches.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Dominic Wilcox

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Hardback

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ISBN

9780224098878

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