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Time after Time, the latest and largest graphic novel by Kaisa & Christoffer Leka, is beautifully illustrated and handlettered throughout, but the intro and miscellaneous pages are set in Lanston’s version of Californian. A good choice. The book project was accompanied by a stamp project (and painting project): the Lekas asked 17 typeface designers to design letters and numerals that were printed as official Finnish stamps. The packages Kaisa and Christoffer send out the books in couldn’t be more magical and enticing.
“What are the limits of imagination? Of language? And of reality?
In their new book Kaisa & Christoffer take upon themselves to explore the world of mythology and how age old myths can still today enrich the lives of those who take the time to study them with care.
But don’t be alarmed – despite the somewhat heady theme the story is told with warmth and humor that has become the signature style of these two authors.
Within the pages of their latest book you will find Kaisa’s and Christoffer’s alter egos, the Duck and the Mouse going off at the deep end of the pool as they dive head first into the pool of one of India’s vast literary heritage. Out of this treasure house of extraordinary tales they have picked perhaps its most loved story – that of ten forms in which Sri Krishna’s descends into this mortal world.”