Woody Leslie – Courier’s Text Atlas of The United States of America

released June 17, 2014

digital album and original atlas (book) available

interactive version available here

Woody Leslie has been making brilliant intermedia works for years under the banner of One Page Productions & Large Home Tiny Idea. Woody’s latest venture takes three forms – 1.) a book with representations of each US state, visually constructed out of the letters in its name, 2.) a digital version of the book, and 3.) a text-to-speech realization of each state, read by a computerized voice, almost Pokemon-like. The resulting hypnotic sounds defy expectation. Woody’s vision has produced a unique kind of contemporary found-art minimalism.

Woody performs exceprts from CTA of the USA
7/26/14, GBR Release Party #2

what the books look like: