Visionaire 55: Surprise (In collaboration with Krug Champagne)
Visionaire Publishing, 2008
How does photography come to life? How do you transform 2-D into 3-D? Can a photograph move on the printed page? This newest issue of the high-concept fashion quarterly Visionaire pushes the limits of paper with an issue devoted to pop-ups. Visionaire 55: Surprise presents 12 hardcover pop-up books, boxed together, with projects by Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, Steven Klein, Sophie Calle, Andreas Gursky, Cai Guo-Qiang, Guido Mocafico, Sølve Sundsbø, Yayoi Kusama, Gareth Pugh and Alasdair McLellan. Together, the pop-up folios are housed in a cloth-covered case with a magnetized closure and an engraved metal plaque. Surprise is a collaboration with the internationally renowned Champagne house, Krug. The House of Krug, established in 1843, has, throughout six generations, pursued craftsmanship and bespoke luxury, reflected in its collection of exclusive Prestige Cuvée champagnes. Renowned for its inimitable taste, Krug is not only a personal favourite of experts and connoisseurs, but is regarded the world over as the ultimate expression of discernment and individuality.
Our copy is numbered 713/4000 and still in the original wrapping, never has been opened.