Meirink, known for her blog http://www.stop-watch.nl/, is buoyed by the idea that ordinarily mundane objects take on a more playful, more aesthetic, and more memorable quality with the addition of a subtle doodle.
This little box contains two sets of boarded cards – one with an everyday object and a corresponding one which has been reimagined by Meirink.
‘It’s just more fun when you take a closer look,’ the game promises. And it is. As a game it’s rather simple, but that doesn’t really matter as the beautiful and subtle illustrations give you plenty to think about.
To Meirink a crack in a brick wall along the cement contours of its bricks is a flight of stairs for a diminutive and crestfallen fellow, a factory’s cooling tower is a fitting dress for a magnificent white haired woman, and a hydrant is a peculiar face. Scale has no place in Meirink’s world.
The illustrations are by Meirink and the game itself has been designed by Lilian van Dongen Torman. It contains two sets of 30 cards and is available here http://bispublishers.nl/shop.php priced up at the equivalent of £9.34