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January 5, 2010

New Zealand Book Video goes Viral

Filed under: Uncategorized — popularkinetics @ 5:17 am

Dozens of people emailed us this link to the video “Going West” produced by the New Zealand Book Council, and for good reason. A slick production with paper-cut animation, the piece quickly captures one’s attention. This 2-minute segment took eight months of hard work by Colenso BBDO and Anderson M Studio. The video is based on Maurice Gee’s classic 1993 novel by the same title. A reading from “Going West” serves as part of the video’s soundtrack.

The New Zealand Book Council promotes New Zealand authors and encourages children to read. It sponsors readings, recitals, school programs, and seminars throughout the country.

Carol Barton will be teaching a workshop in sculptural bookmaking this fall as part of New Zealand’s Aotearoa Creative Textile Conference, October 3 – 9 in Wellington. For more information on Carol’s classes, visit her web site at

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