Google, Volume 1 (King Zog)

Article by keaton

This stunning, singular and extremely limited edition art book/object is quite unlike anything to ever hit the shelves at Brazos. And boy, do we feel lucky to have a few of the only 300 copies being printed! Conceived and compiled by London-based artist collective King Zog, GOOGLE, VOLUME ONE contains the top Google Image Search for every single word in the Oxford English Pocket Dictionary (that’s 21,110 words if you’re counting).


However, this is no mere visual reference book! The Google Image database constantly changes based on the number of hits images receive, which means GOOGLE, VOLUME ONE exists as a snapshot of our cultural timeline--somewhere between art and archive. As such, you’ll experience an odd hypnotic feeling while poring over these 1,300+ pages--these familiar, strange, perplexing, and grotesque images together represent a fleeting moment of our digitized social consciousness. Some you will identify immediately; others will repulse you just as quickly. Yet, no matter the images on the page, GOOGLE, VOLUME ONE  is always intriguing.


Sure to appeal to anyone in love with art, pop culture or design, GOOGLE, VOLUME ONE is a must-have rarity. So swing by Brazos--one of the only bookstores around to have it--and take a look while you can. It won’t be around for long, and when it’s gone, it’s gone!

Google, Volume 1 Cover Image
By King Zog (Editor)
ISBN: 9782365680059
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Jean Boite Editions - September 30th, 2014

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