This is my response to the ISTD tales to change the word brief. The brief was to reinvent the book using the idea of how flexible and versatile magazines and e-books are.
After studying the fairy tale The Waitress by Jack Zipes, using Zipes’ and Fraud’s studies I deciphered and interpreted that the chair stuck on Marie’s back was none other than simple an aliterate personality adding some excitement into her tedious life. The idea of the book is to bring people together through discussion, like in tale. The reader will read the book, write their opinions then pass it on. Using Bookcrossing the reader is able to keep a track of their book and continue their discussions online with fellow readers. I made the book out of newspaper for two reasons, one it provides a cheaper materials that will encourage the reader to deface it and more importantly to represent Marie’s fragile body. The paper represent how fragile Marie is and how she carries all these discussions on her back bring people together and expense to herself, eventually disappearing without even a thank you.
This book is designed to self destruct due to how overwhelmed it will become with discussion. Like all magazines and digital media, they have short shelf lives or no physical form so the user becomes careless over it and is less precious.
The book will originally come in a box posted to the first person. This box will hold two copies, having two would encourage one to be defaced and passed on, though they can pass both on.