Pig 05049. Photographs, concept, and design by Christien Meindertsma. Flocks, Rotterdam, 2007. 196 pp. Small quarto. First edition (later reprinted). Stiff wrappers in printed dust jacket with binding pierced by an 'ear tag'. Numerous color and black & white illustrations.
From the artist who brought us Checked Baggage.
"In a complex and globalized world it has become increasingly difficult to trace the lines that link raw materials with producers, products and consumers. Designer Christien Meindertsma has published an intelligent project that attempts to chart this phenomena. An extensive collection of photographic images has been assembled that document the mind-boggling array of various products that different parts of an anonymous pig called 05049 could support. A visual essay without moral undertones, this complete image of what the pig means to mankind provides a timely serving of food for thought."--the publisher