Book Review: Olly Moss Silhouettes

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Most of the time, if you think about silhouettes you think about the “olden days”. Back before photos, when drawing the profile of a person was one of the few ways to make a record of them. Of the only two proven images of Jane Austen, one is a silhouette.

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Olly Moss has revived the art style and taken it to a new level of cool. He’s taken characters from all geek walks of life and compiled them into a lovely little book. This isn’t just full of super heroes or video game characters. He really has reached across all genres of geekdom and the result is fantastic.

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None of the silhouettes are labelled, so half the fun is going through and seeing how many you can identify. I managed approximately 90% I think, but there were a few stumpers.

This is a lovely little book and perfect if you have a nerd friend but aren’t really sure what fandoms they’re into.

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(One for the Space Pirate Queen)

And my personal favorite:

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Written by Pilbeam