one of the most noted books is pig 05049 by Christien Meindertsma. Christien Meindertsma has spent three years researching all products made of a single pig. we are all familiar with products as meat, paint brushes and dog food, but Meindertsma also examines less obvious products: ammunition, photo paper, chewing gum, cosmetics and even bio diesel. her efforts were rewarded with a dutch design award in 2008.

about the book

with the very distinctive ear tag in the spine, the book really stands out. in the opening pages of the book (designed by swiss graphic designer Julie Joliat, who i’ve mentioned earlier) there’s a pie chart that shows all the elements where a pig consists of: skin, bones, meat, internal organs, blood, fat and things that don’t fit those descriptions (filed in the category miscellaneous). the book contains photos of every product at its true scale. in the cut there are half-round milled tabs for every chapter, these tabs immediately give the reader insight into the proportion of each element.

below you can watch a video of the book, but to be honest, the book is such a unique object it belongs in every book lovers bookcase.

image and video belong to of Christien Meindertsma, you can order your copy at Christien Meindertsma

book pig 05049
author Christien Meindertsma
designer Julie Joliat
publisher FLOCKS
isbn 9789081241311
price 38.50 euro
pages 416 pg, 140 x 196 mm
text dutch & english