Welcome to the forty-sixth instalment of our weekly series: The Kings of Kickstarter. From rebooted gaming classics to exploring Fukushima, our last Kings brought some serious design to the Roundtable. As per usual, NUBI has procured 5 Kings (and of course one jester) and presented them below. Ranked in descending order, only one can claim the title of Supreme Overlord.
#5. Codex Silenda: The Book of Puzzles – Brady Whitney
“Codex Silenda is a five page book that features five intricate puzzles.”
The days of a ‘tricky puzzle’ consisting of a 500-piece brussel sprout jigsaw are over, and now ‘locked room’ games set in actual places are springing up there’s been no better time than now for the Codex Silenda project. Challenging the reader to uncover the secret to each puzzle before moving to the next, it also tells a story as the puzzler progresses.
Become Da Vinci’s humble apprentice, and delve into the first puzzle that straddles the gap between simple & cheap or impossible & expensive.
#4. FACE TO FAITH | MOUNT KAILASH | TIBET- Samuel Zuder
“In the midst of the stony desert of the Changtang plateau, it towers up like a pyramid: Mount Kailash.”
Each year, the sacred Mount Kailash in Tibet attracts hundreds of pilgrims from Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Bon alike. Fascinated by Tibet and this monolithic mountain, in 2012 photographer Samuel Zuder completed the pilgrimage – documenting it as he went on his analog 4×5 inch camera.
The results of the project are magnificent, shedding light on this ancient practice and the people and places surrounding it.