One Piece Art Piece Combines All Volumes in 21,450-Page Book

All A play (so far) is now in one piece, with a new 21,450 pages A play book. Printed by Jean Boite Éditions (JBE Books), based in France, this book is literally impossible to read and is in fact more of an artistic project. It can also double as a weapon to wield if you need to smack your evil robot doppelganger over the head with a A play collection. There will only be 50 copies available at 1900 euros, or approximately $1920.30 each. [Thanks, Actualitte!]

The A play sculpture contains all current volumes of A play. The spine of the book is adorned with large format illustrations from the series. On his site, Ilan Manouach has a photo of how you can display it. You can use it as a bookend or as a large enough decorative piece if you have extra space on your shelf.

The 1900 euros does not include shipping, although JBE Books will ship it worldwide from France. JBE Books takes requests by e-mail. For reference, the dimensions of the book are 12 x 18.5 x 80 centimeters (4.7″ x 7.2″ x 31″) and weigh 17 kilograms (about 38 pounds).

Although it is possible to lay the book on its back to flip through the pages, Manouach did not do so with the intention of people reading it. Manouach’s webpage notes that this piece symbolizes the “materialization of the media-saturated digital ecosystem of digital comics.” A play exists only as an object of pure speculation.

The 21,450 pages A play piece of art is available from JBE Books. At the time of writing, six people have placed their orders, meaning 44 volumes remain. It’s unclear if Manouach will create a follow-up piece when A play completes its final arc.

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