January 5, 2013

Hybrid family trees (diagrams left folded).

Throughout A Selection of Arms Authorized by the Laws of Heraldry by Sir Bernard Burke (1860). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 11, 2007.

November 19, 2012
Hybrid floor plans (plate left folded). 
From p. 161 of Haddon Hall: An Illustrated Account of the Fabric and Its History by Frank Halliday Cheetham (1904). Original from Princeton University. Digitized May 5, 2009.

Hybrid floor plans (plate left folded). 

From p. 161 of Haddon Hall: An Illustrated Account of the Fabric and Its History by Frank Halliday Cheetham (1904). Original from Princeton University. Digitized May 5, 2009.

September 28, 2012

Hybrid sheet music and flourishes produced when left folded.

Throughout Walker’s Hibernian Magazine, or, Compendium of Entertaining Knowledge (1786). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized November 21, 2007.

November 1, 2011

Medical diagrams left folded through digitization, creating some mutant, multi- or non-functioning organs. 

From various pages of The Philosophical Transactions and Collections to the End of the Year MDCC, Abridged, and Disposed under General Heads, v. 3, ed. John Lowthorp (1749). [Here]

For more like this, check out the forthcoming show FOLDED: Absurd Machines, Novel Topographies, Hybrid Creatures and Impossible Vistas, curated by Krissy Wilson of The Art of Google Books, at The Meadow, in Chicago, IL, between November 5th and 15th.