Lost Days series
“Lost” has been a recurring theme in my artist’s books: Lost Washers, Lost Ringpulls, Lost Banks, Lost Marbles and Lost Days. Lost Days has, since 2010, become an annual series (missing only 2012). The content of each new edition is similar: at first sight, each appears to be a calendar for the coming year. But, on closer examination, we see that each month has some dates missing, or “lost”, defined by different mathematical series and simple code messages.
There is a "key" with each edition explaining the mathematical series or code message used.
Each edition packs flat and comes in an envelope.
2010 and 2011 editions
Lost Days 2010 & Lost Days 2011 were variations on a sculptural structure that I invented and which my wife calls “the Jester’s Hat"
There was no 2012 edition.
Lost Days 2013 was another sculptural structure that I’ve called the “Double Curve Quadrilateral” (a bit of a mouthful, I know - any other suggestions?)
2014 and 2015
Lost Days 2014 & Lost Days 2015 used yet another self-discovered structure that I’ve named “Hidden Content, Double Meaning”. Opened one way, the 2014 edition shows the 12 months of 2014. Close & re-open a different way and you get the first 6 months of 2015 as well.
Lost Days 2016, uses the Turkish mapfold structure
Lost Days 2017 uses the "treefold" structure.
The "Contra-Curve" structure isn't strictly part of the Lost Days series. It is a derivative of my "Curved Quadrilateral" (see Lost Days 2013" above) and, of course, owes something to Hedi Kyles's flag books. There will, in due course, be a Lost Days using the "Contra-Curve".
Prices vary, according to how difficult the copies of each edition are to make:
Lost Days 2010: originally £30, now £25
Lost Days 2011: originally £30, now £25
Lost Days 2013: originally £30, now £25
Lost Days 2014: originally £25, now £20
Lost Days 2015: originally £25, now £20
Lost Days 2016: originally £25, now £20
Lost Days 2017: last few copies only £12
Lost Days 2018: £15
Calendar 2018: £15
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