374Farbenbaselarge
Jason Salavon’s “374 Farben” –

This project, a large light box, contains all 374 pages of the 2007 IKEA catalogue, each simplified to a rectangle of pure color and arranged them left-to-right , top-to-bottom.

With an estimated 175 million copies distributed in 2006, the IKEA catalogue is thought to have surpassed the Bible as the most published print-work in the world.

374 Farben – [via] Link.


  • MC

    “The Ikea catalogue is thought to have surpassed the Bible as the most published work”

    Wait a minute. It may well have achieved more copies distributed over a short period, but the number of households in the world that contain Bibles far exceeds the number that contains Ikea catalogues — doesn’t it?

  • Cyen

    yeah, something doesn’t sound right about that claim. Most published work in one year maybe? The Guinness book of world records self-claims they have the record for best-selling copyrighted book. Which Bible are they talking about too… All versions combined or just one? What about phonebooks? What about the manual for say “windows”?
    I call Bull, but I could be wrong ;)
    PS> Ikea Rocks!