People by Blexbolex
People is part picture book, part coffee table book, all conceptual book. Through very cool retro looking silkscreened images, Blexbolex illustrates over 200 pages organized as paired concepts. The paired concepts are sometimes easy to relate to each other: man and woman, mother and baby, couple and bachelor. Other times they need the illustrations to help with the link: contortionist and plumber, blind and distracted. Or they are very interesting (conductor and tyrant, amputee and cyclops) or, I guess, just plain weird (station attendant and alien). There are endless topics to discuss while flipping through the pages of People. Every page turn offers a new surprise, thought or laugh. This is the kind of books adults will like as much as curious kids, so much so, they might have it around even when the kids are not there.