Folding Space Ship - Otto



Folding Space Ship, a screen-printed cross-cut fold booklet. "Escape the problems of the world in a folding space ship." Text and illustrations by Otto.


The artist explains his creation:

Folding Space Ship was the first in the series of ‘Crosscut-fold’ booklets in 2017. This is the second edition which I created at Salamandre in 2021. The format is larger, the cover design has changed as well as design and text elements inside the book.

The method is a diagonal Leporello, which, when folded, fits neatly into a postcard sized format.

Folding space ship is about leaving the problems of the world behind in a folded space ship. The folding of the book corresponds to folding the space-time continuum, which is necessary to overcome great distances.

Five fully illustrated inside pages of varying sizes and formats, folded size: 11.5 x 16 cm

inside: 3 colours on 160gsm cartridge paper, cover: 2 colours on 315gsm Heritage Book

Each book is individually numbered and imbossed with the Salamandre stamp.

About the artist: Twenty years ago Otto began creating and publishing screen printed books. His first participation at an artists’ book fair was at the Barbican in 1996 where he showed his conceptual visual narrative ‘Helping you back to work’. Since then he has been presenting books at major artists’ book fairs around the world and has now published in excess of 80 titles. The most popular titles are the screen printing manuals and the cross-cut fold scifi booklets, which have sold in their thousands.


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