Supertoys Supertoys

Merle Flügge
Sat 30 Nov
Objects of the Imaginary

"This is an experiment between a website and a book. Please take part. The book wanted to be a website but didn’t succeed yet. Somehow it’s caught in the middle. It’s still learning. Squeeze the book and see how the website reacts. When we showed the book to the website we discovered three emotions so far: happiness, calmness and sadness."

Supertoys Supertoys: Objects of the Imaginary © 2018
Developed by Hybrid Publishing,
Willem de Kooning Academy
Text © Merle Flügge (
Illustrations/Designs © Merle Flügge
All rights reserved
ISBN 978-94-92479-07-5

This is a book that is not a book.
It is just an object trying to escape a world full of objects,
maybe becoming alive in a world full of life.
It is a learning book.
Not an educational one,
not for you to learn anything from it,
but to learn itself.
Nobody knows why it wants to learn,
but why should we?
It didn’t ask us to be published either.
We put my name on it and you can squeeze it,
not functional at all.
Actually, it wanted to be a website,
it didn’t succeed

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    This publication has been launched during the Hybrid Publishing Books Launch on July the 8th.

Author: Merle Flügge
Editor: Max Bruinsma
Proofreading and corrections: Johanna Monk
Coordinators: Loes Sikkes and Kimmy Spreeuwenberg
Illustrations: Merle Flügge
Graphic Designer: Arthur Boer
Developer: Lucia Dossin
Printed by: Hangzhou Sundora

Read Merle's interview on this site