Deconstructing Elsie
Deconstructing Elsie
Deconstructing Elsie

How Decadent

By John R. Hastings
Everett, Washington: John R. Hastings, 2006. Edition of 3.

4 x 5.5"; 12 pages. Text printed on Avery Ink Jet Labels. Images printed on Epson Matte Paper Heavyweight. Printed using an Epson Stylus Photo 900. Loveletter Typewriter font. Spiral binding with front and back covers in the same material as pages. Paper title label on front cover.

John Hastings, colophon: "Just how much fun can a person have with paint samples? Well, as Oscar Wilde wrote, 'The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.'"

John Hastings, text: "When I discovered these Decadent paint samples with their perfect little square holes, I saw the pages of a book with each as a frame for images of gooey chocolate desserts, lavish hotels with valet parking, a landscape service to do my garden chores, and the endless food buffet on a cruise ship."