Illustrations to boost your memory

Dutch publisher BIS has turned to illustrator Tineke Meirink for its latest memory game.

Can You See What I See?
Can You See What I See?

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.

Can You See What I See?
Can You See What I See?

‘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.

Can You See What I See?
Can You See What I See?

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

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