The concept of hiding and revealing type on the printed page and creating an art object is reminescent of Tom Philips’ treated novel; the humument, in which he drew and painted over 360 pages of dense.
This 1998 work by Tom Phillips is a colour screenprint of a page from W H Mallock's Victorian novel 'A Human Document'. The isolated text reads: 'you in mine fused', 'our lives lived for perfect love'.
A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel - Tom Philips - In a 'Ship of Theseus' fashion, each new edition replaces at least 50 pages. Philips' long term goal is to publish a version of Humament that has every page different from his original 1970 edition.