Limited edition of 2,500 copies
11.75 × 11.75 in (29.84 × 29.84 cm)
Published July 1st, 2010
Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth has launched his own publishing company, Ecstatic Peace Library.
Now available on their official site are releases from Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, James Hamilton, director Dave Markey, poet Charles Plymell (with forward by Mike Watt), and, Mirror/Dash Ono member, Yoko Ono.
“Sky people, that’s what we are,” Yoko Ono sang, in the 1985 song “Sky People”; “One day we’ll fly and leap through the sky/To look for a good land, hand in hand.”
Now, through the auspices of Ecstatic Peace Library, Yoko Ono has fulfilled these words and devised a book to fly in her stead. Published as a limited edition, FLY ME is a handbound book that unfolds to become a kite, featuring seven pages of individual messages or instructions composed by Ono. These messages are designed to be read by all, in the sky on a windy day.
You simply unfold the page you wish to fly and attach the paper to the bamboo frame included to construct a massive (30 × 36 inch) diamond-shaped kite.
Including such characteristic Ono advice as “Imagine Peace” and “Fly,” these messages are printed with soy-based inks on 100% recycled paper. The kite frame itself is made of hand-carved oak from a sustainable fores in New York state.
A marvelous addition to Ono’s already classic oeuvre of innovative bookmaking, Fly Me is published in a limited edition of 2,500 copies, and is without a doubt an instant collector’s gem.