Friday Night Flicks: Asterisk

Tonight’s flick is the last in the recent series of videos selected with the theme of typography/lettering, and it isn’t really a flick at all. Asterisk is an interactive digital artist’s book by Julia Hou, created in 2019. To open it, click on the image below. Press F to move forward, B for back, and Refresh to start over. Moving your mouse will change viewing orientation. (Please note: I was unable to control the program on my iPad. My apologies to those of you reading this on a tablet or phone.)


I discovered Hou’s digital book recently on Books on Books. You can read a little more about it there, including a transcript of the text. You can read more about the development of the book in an article by Andrew Prisbylla on the Carnegie Mellon University website.

Asterisk is worth more than one viewing. Have some fun ‘reading’ it this weekend. (If you figure out the controls for tablet or phone, please let me know!)

About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.
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2 Responses to Friday Night Flicks: Asterisk

  1. lcmt says:

    This is wonderful!


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