Thursday, May 15, 2008

Vietnam Zippos - "Pure Art without Ambition"

Photo: Michael Sullivan, NPR

Vietnam Zippos is an exquisite book of Bradford Sullivan's amazing collection of engraved soldiers' Zippo lighters marking their time in Vietnam. The whole of human experience is told in the stories on these lighters.

Photo: New York Times

Beyond the poignancy and dark humor of the subject, we would be remiss to not mention the book design which is suited to the topic absolutely perfectly.

Photo: Frank Zeller, AFP/Getty

Vietnam Zippos by Sherry Buchanan
NY Times on Bradford Edwards
NPR on Bradford Edwards