The question how do you read a book has such an obvious answer that it is pointless asking it to anybody. But, is it really? Ray Bradbury’s celebrated 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, that refers to the temperature at which paper burns can now be read while burning it. Yes, you read that right. The ingenuous idea was formulated by a French graphic firm Super Terrain and the video was shared by The Jan van Eyck Academie, an institute for fine art and design in Holland on Instagram.
“This week our colleagues from Super Terrain are working in the Lab as a last stop on their all-over-Europe printing adventures. They showed us this remarkable book they made “Fahrenheit 451″” they wrote as caption. The pages of the book, as can be seen in the video, are completely black and only after you bring heat close to the paper that the sooty layer disappears, revealing the printed text underneath.
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