small things need little space.
that’s why I like making small objects.
like little stories, tiny books,
small images and short animations.

small work by
eva engstrand

dialog books

Size 73×70 mm. 96 pp. Digital print.

Experimental project started in Summer 2020 and still ongoing. For now five books are completed.  Most recent one Feb 2022. Each book is a conversation for two voices interupted by images that change the cause of action. It is a play with imagination, illusion and the factual token on the page.

berget (the mountain)

A series of three books. Size 105×147 mm. 128 pp. digital print and original drawings. Completed May 2021.

My aim was to create a coherent story in words and images. The first two books are based on ad lib drawings but I failed to make a story out of them. Some insights about storytelling formed in my mind and I finally managed to complete a story. Which is the third book Berget uppför (The Mountain Up). It tells the adventure of two insignificant creatures looking for the Mountain. All three books are based on the same design structure.

early books revisited

My early books from 2018-2019 are beginner’s experiments. Particularly in the craft of bookbinding. But also in composing content for miniature books. The contents of these small book are worthy of a new try and in 2021 I revisited the Caspian Sea Project and the Chat Books Project and found a different approach to presenting them.

pandemic books

These two projects – the C-O-R-O-N-A books and the Raspy Rhymes book – are my reaction to the restrictions imposed on my everyday life when the pandemic hit the world early 2020. They were completed within that year.

the square project

The Square Song Book. Size 100×105 mm. 176 pp. Digital print. The Square Box. Size: 116x116x24 mm. Completed February 2020.

Three stories run parallell on the pages through the whole book. One is expressed in black squares – images as well as words. One is a text addition to the square song. The other one tells the story of the making. The book is also an experiment in making use of the semitransparent paper.