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    Publishing the World's Smallest Book

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     beetraveler interviewed Vancouver-based artist Robert Chaplin on October 17, and she says she was blown away by his approach to art. 'When you hear about the world's smallest book being created in a nano lab, it might be easy to mistake him as more of a scientist,' she said. She says Chaplin never intended to create the world's smallest book, he was exploring with a new art form which lead to the creation of the world's smallest book.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Vancouver-based artist Robert Chaplin established a new Guinness World Record when (with the help of a nano technology lab) he created the world's tiniest book. At 70 micrometres by 100 micrometres, the book can only be viewed using a very special electron miscroscope. But it is a book. It has an ISBN to prove it!

     

    The book was produced in a lab at Simon Fraser University in 2007, and became officially recognized by Guinness in 2011. Now, Chaplin, who has already published many fun yet educational children's books, is producing a "normal size" version of the tiny book.

     

    The book's text, written by his brother, is titled "Teeny Ted from Turnip Town."

     

    Chaplin just finished funding his current project using Kickstarter. His campaign ends today. Any excess over and above his funding objective will be used to donate copies of the book to school libraries.

     

    His Kickstarter campaign
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/721409234/the-worlds-smallest-book-a-large-print-edition?

     

    His world record
    http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/1000/smallest-reproduction-of-a-printed-book-%281%29

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