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9/11 Flipbook by Scott Blake
9/11 Flipbook 9/11 Flipbook 9/11 Media Study 9/11 Flipbook Cover 9/11 Zoetrope

Scott Blake has created a flipbook consisting of images of United Airlines Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center. Accompanying the images are essays written by a wide range of participants, each expressing their personal experience of the September 11th attacks. In addition, the authors of the essays were asked to reflect on, and respond to, the flipbook itself. Not surprisingly, the majority of the essayists experienced the events through news network footage.

Blake is distributing his 9/11 Flipbooks to encourage a constructive dialog regarding the media’s participation in sensationalizing the tragedy. “My primary goal with the 9/11 Flipbook is to remind everyone how the mainstream media broadcast the violent attacks over and over,” Blake said. “The way I see it, the news did exactly what the terrorists wanted them to do. I'm concerned that if a similar tragedy happened again today, every TV and newspaper would do it all over again.”

To further illustrate his point, Blake recently conducted a media study of archived footage from September 11, 2001, counting the number of times major news networks showed the plane crashes, building collapses and people falling from the towers. “CNN showed the plane crash 109 times from 9AM to midnight, about once every eight minutes,” said Blake.

The BBC showed the planes crashing into the towers 240 times, roughly 16 times per hour. CNN showed the towers collapsing 161 times, or about once every five minutes. CBS was the first to show victims falling from the towers, beginning around noon and replaying the footage 13 times that day. These images are burned indelibly into the minds of everyone who witnessed the tragedy, whether firsthand or remotely. Said one New York essayist in Blake’s 9/11 Flipbook, “We could literally see the towers from our roof top. Although we had a better view on the TV.”

Blake personally assembles each flipbook in his studio in Omaha, NE. The books are printed, cut and bound using top of the line archival materials. The large 9/11 Flipbooks with essays measure 7.25 x 5.25 in (18.5 x 13.5 cm), 83 color pages, bound with three screw posts, signed, dated, numbered and registered in online database below.

100% of the profits from every 9/11 Flipbook sold is donated to the Twin Towers Orphan Fund, Fire Department of New York, and International Red Cross. The books may be purchased online or from a number of retailers including Printed Matter in New York, OK Store in Los Angeles, Goteblüd in San Francisco, Atomic Books in Baltimore, Quimby's Bookstore in Chicago, eve N odd in St. Petersburg, Bookart Bookshop in London, RAS Gallery and Bookstore in Barcelona, Sticky Institute in Melbourne, Australia, PolyEster Books in Victoria, Australia, Format Zine Shop in Adelaide, Australia, and Demetra in Milan, Italy. The entire book is also available for download, free of charge.

For more information read the press release.

for $5
Small 9/11 Flipbook
Staple Binding
37 Color Pages
2.5 x 1.25 inches
(6.4 x 3.2 cm)
for $35
Large 9/11 Flipbook
with Essays
Screw Post Binding
83 Color Pages
7.25 x 5.25 inches
(18.5 x 13.5 cm)

Available in these stores
Etsy
OK Store
Los Angeles, CA
Bookart Bookshop
London, UK
RAS
Barcelona, Spain
Atomic Books
Baltimore, MD
Quimby's
Chicago, IL
FORMAT
Adelaide, Australia
Printed Matter
New York, NY
PolyEster Books
Victoria, Australia
Goteblüd
San Francisco, CA
Sticky Institute
Melbourne, Australia
Eve n Odd
St. Petersburg, FL
Demetra
Milan, Italy
 

Also in these libraries
Omaha Public Library
Omaha, Nebraska

Yale Library
Robert Haas Arts Library
New Haven, Connecticut
Weserburg Museum
Weserburg Museum
Bremen, Germany
Bowling Green State University
Browne Popular Culture Library
Bowling Green, Ohio
Princeton University
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
Toronto Zine Library
Toronto Zine Library
Toronto, Canada
Indie Photobook Library
Indie Photobook Library
Washington, DC
Kansas State University
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas

There are several ways to obtain one of the small 9/11 Flipbooks.

1. Starting with the FREE DIY Kit you can download, print, and assemble one yourself right now.

2. Email Scott Blake a short essay inspired by this project, and he will send you a small 9/11 Flipbook, absolutely FREE.

3. Post a 3 minute video response on YouTube and he will send you a small 9/11 Flipbook, absolutely FREE.

4. Finally if you prefer to buy one, the small 9/11 Flipbook costs $5.

Each small 9/11 Flipbook is handmade by the artist, measures 2.5 x 1.25 inches (6.4 x 3.2 cm), with 37 pages, and heavy duty staple binding.

Do It Yourself Kit
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Essays Inspired by Small 9/11 Flipbooks

Name Date Location Title
0. Scott Blake September 17, 2008 Omaha, Nebraska Introduction
1. Sarah Baker March 12, 2006 Omaha, Nebraska The very first essay
2. Sean Smith May 10, 2006 Toronto, Canada Tactical application of slowness
3. Mike Fischer May 17, 2006 Racine, Wisconsin My birthday is September 11
4. Pat Riot May 23, 2006 Los Angeles, California 9-11 FLIP OUT
5. Julian Miller May 31, 2006 New York, New York Desperate grab for attention
6. Scott Grant June 5, 2006 Bristol, United Kingdom I wished I didn't own a television
7. Daniel Clark June 6, 2006 Henderson, Nevada Media Monotony
8. Damon Lawner June 10, 2006 Los Angeles, California Concise yet massive story
9. Natalie Conforti June 12, 2006 San Francisco, California American student in Italy
10. K Torpy June 13, 2006 Omaha, Nebraska Incomprehensible accessible
11. Pierre Ernest June 18, 2006 Borsbeek, Belgium I also was born on Sept. 11th
12. Timothy Schaffert June 18, 2006 Omaha, Nebraska Lesson in commerce and tragedy
13. Chris Fischer June 18, 2006 Landisville, Pennsylvania i could give a fuck less
14. Aaron Norhanian June 19, 2006 Brooklyn, New York Hold the moment in my hand
15. Anonymous June 19, 2006 Anonymous. i think that Bush planned it
16. Steve Chudomelka June 19, 2006 Omaha, Nebraska Caught in the moment again
17. Adam Arsenault June 19, 2006 Prince Edward Island, Canada Respecting each other's visions
18. Pierre-François Maquaire June 19, 2006 Paris, France I collect folioscopes
19. Kim Lyvang June 20, 2006 Ontario, Canada My life is now richer
20. Alexis Turner June 20, 2006 Portland, Oregon Listen to *me*
21. Patrick Hughes June 21, 2006 Gainesville, Florida I would not like a 9-11 flipbook
22. Philippe Dubost June 26, 2006 Chamalières, France Sensational effects of this game
23. Jean-Pierre Becker June 27, 2006 Paris, France I could smile about your question
24. Jayne Sonshine June 28, 2006 Twp. of Washington, New Jersey Hold a piece of history
25. Tabitha Straws June 28, 2006 Seattle, Washington Selfish American
26. K. Verbonus June 28, 2006 Steilacoom, Washington Everyone wants to be right
27. Jo Bryan June 28, 2006 Cambs, United Kingdom Another frantic day
28. Hayley Gardiner June 28, 2006 Northampton, United Kingdom Not just about the victims
29. David Vogt June 28, 2006 Rockford, Illinois Feelings and emotions of others
30. Nick Jugovics June 28, 2006 Paxton, Illinois Made from suffering
31. Lennaert Bosch June 28, 2006 Cuijk, The Netherlands Ten and a half year old
32. Anonymous June 29, 2006 Anonymous Trivializing those events
33. David Pitman July 1, 2006 South Wales, United Kingdom Slap in the face
34. Tracy Cowell July 1, 2006 Somerset, United Kingdom Agree with it or not
35. Candy VanOcker July 1, 2006 Springville, New York This happened to everyone
36. Fadel Haowat July 1, 2006 Chicago, Illinois What the news can do
37. Daniel Sahagian July 1, 2006 North Arlington, New Jersey Light against Hate and Ignorance
38. Sam Brobvision July 1, 2006 Nottingham, United Kingdom Little effect on my life
39. Cain Radford July 1, 2006 Broken Hill, Australia Through tragedy life goes on
40. Susan Rabka July 1, 2006 Johannesburg, South Africa I might as well have been there
41. Nicole Brodsky July 1, 2006 San Francisco, California Arbiter of the act
42. Julie Gormly July 2, 2006 Brisbane, Australia Uncomfortable sharing
43. Nicola Dingle July 2, 2006 Somerset, United Kingdom Seize the day
44. Tarryn Bow July 3, 2006 Broken Hill, Australia Far more shocking
45. Ricardo dC Russo July 3, 2006 Manaus, Brazil World is full of lost words
46. Pascal Fouché July 4, 2006 Paris, France How people can see it
47. Anthony Mack July 4, 2006 Lacey, Washington ALL humans strive for freedom
48. Teri Jenkins July 6, 2006 Ontario, Canada Deepest sympathies
49. Alexandre Noyer July 6, 2006 Annecy, France Internationnal langage
50. Yolanda Yuyu July 6, 2006 Chengdu, China It tell us to remember something
51. Craig Park July 7, 2006 Rocky Mount, North Carolina Are we better for our learning
52. Kell Black July 11, 2006 Clarksville, Tennessee Small matchbox diorama
53. Anonymous July 12, 2006 United States Sophisticated visual humor
54. Lauren De Luca July 12, 2006 New York, New York Less than a mile from the Towers
55. Nanette Allen July 12, 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada Intimate translations
56. Manfred Reichert July 21, 2006 Visselhoevede, Germany Flash animation
57. B Rousse July 22, 2006 Paris, France It deserves our irreverence
58. Charlotta Bjorkskog July 22, 2006 Kokkola, Finland Of course you gain on it
59. Stuart and Tara July 24, 2006 Brooklyn, New York Better view on the TV
60. Dave Schneider January 29, 2007 Chicago, Illinois Remind me of "real" pain
61. Dan Keane January 30, 2007 Bloomfield, New Jersey what the fuck was the 'message'?
62. Thomas Hill February 6, 2007 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma perception is reality
63. Robert Fischer March 29, 2007 Houma, Louisiana the defining moment
64. Frank J Perrotta December 5, 2007 Sharon, Pennsylvania 9-11 Flip Book Manipulations
65. Matthew Lahey January 7, 2008 Los Angeles, Califronia On A Flipbook
66. Kristin Heikel March 16, 2008 Omaha, Nebraska Reporting and Voyeurism
67. Aibyouka Kun September 29, 2008 Westmont, New Jersey The First IM Chat
68. Bobby Ryan November 4, 2008 North Cape May, New Jersey Patriotic Work of Art
69. Trevon Watson February 3, 2009 Guyton, Georgia War On Terror is Fading Away
70. Adrian Davis February 17, 2009 Fort Bragg, North Carolina Something you care about
71. Dear December 26, 2008 Portland, Oregon Second IM Chat
72. James King May 4, 2009 Glasgow, Scotland The world will never be the same
73. Beáta Istvánko October 27, 2009 Budakalász, Hungary Opinion of the audience
74. Alex Klehfoth June 1, 2009 Lexington, Kentucky Twin Tower Pinata
75. Wolfgang Skodd May 5, 2010 Dortmund, Germany Agents & Provocateurs
76. Michiko Tanaka August 2, 2010 Seattle, Washington Over and over
77. DJ Tilley January 7, 2011 Reno, Nevada Wandering around the playground
78. Benjamin Goggin January 8, 2011 Portland, Oregon Tornadoes to terrorism
79. Tom Eubank January 8, 2011 New York City, New York Top floor of 95 Christopher Street
80. Ian January 8, 2011 Oakland, California Stir things up
81. Anonymous February 24, 2011 Anonymous Inconsiderate and offensive
82. Amanda Marsico March 3, 2011 District of Columbia, USA Thank you for making me think
83. Anonymous April 18, 2011 Anchorage, Alaska This isint a joke
84. Jessica Schwartz April 27, 2011 USA Who is the work for?
85. Dr. Kevin Dann May 19, 2011 Brooklyn, New York Thanks Art Spiegelmann
86. TheBigBoss May 26, 2011 Nairobi, Kenya Le Chêne et le Roseau
87. Stephania June 27, 2011 USA More Real Than Reality
88. Anonymous July 11, 2011 Brooklyn, New York Weak and Irresponsible
89. Renee Nied August 4, 2011 Cobleskill, New York Pick Up Tomorrow
90. Elliott Burris September 2, 2011 Saint Joseph, Missouri I was only 3
91. Sheila Zachariae September 9, 2011 Omaha, Nebraska Protecting the people from themselves
92. Wendy Parker November 6, 2011 Leicester, United Kingdom Interesting Yet Horrifying
93. Aidan Hicks March 12, 2012 Aurora, Colorado Quite Young on September 11
94. Patrick McCarthy April 17, 2012 Chicago, Illinois Propaganda Attack
95. Billy October 12, 2012 Sandia Park, New Mexico Bling Review 41
96. Gabriella Cutrone June 25, 2013 Brooklyn, New York Inspired and Upset
97. BSG October 31, 2013 Portland, Oregon Images Detach From Emotions

Registered Owners of Large 9/11 Flipbooks

Name Location Date
1. Printed Matter Bookstore New York, New York May 30, 2009
2. Printed Matter Bookstore New York, New York July 29, 2009
3. Printed Matter Bookstore New York, New York July 29, 2009
4. Printed Matter Bookstore New York, New York July 29, 2009
5. Printed Matter Bookstore New York, New York July 29, 2009
6. Agents and Provocateurs Dunaujvaros, Hungary October 16, 2009
7. Anonymous Los Angeles, California November 5, 2009
8. Pascal Fouche Paris, France January 14, 2010
9. Pierre-François Maquaire Paris, France September 4, 2010
10. Bookart Bookshop London, United Kingdom September 15, 2010
11. Danny Schechter New York, New York September 13, 2010
12. Wendy Wight Houston, Texas October 10, 2010
13. K Torpy Omaha, Nebraska December 31, 2010
14. Joseph Calandriello Nashville, Tennessee January 7, 2011
15. Joseph Calandriello Nashville, Tennessee January 7, 2011
16. Joseph Calandriello Nashville, Tennessee January 7, 2011
17. Joseph Calandriello Nashville, Tennessee January 7, 2011
18. Andrew Beirne Elmhurst, New York January 7, 2011
19. Thomas King Toronto, Canada January 7, 2011
20. Sean Gossage Burlington, Iowa January 9, 2011
21. Bookart Bookshop London, United Kingdom January 13, 2011
22. Bookart Bookshop London, United Kingdom January 13, 2011
23. Bookart Bookshop London, United Kingdom January 13, 2011
24. Bookart Bookshop London, United Kingdom January 13, 2011
25. Bookart Bookshop London, United Kingdom January 13, 2011
26. Sarah Baker Hansen Omaha, Nebraska January 14, 2011
27. Timothy Schaffert Omaha, Nebraska January 14, 2011
28. Eryk Salvaggio Fukuoka, Japan January 23, 2011
29. Quimby's Bookstore Chicago, Illinois February 1, 2011
30. Quimby's Bookstore Chicago, Illinois February 1, 2011
31. Quimby's Bookstore Chicago, Illinois February 1, 2011
32. Quimby's Bookstore Chicago, Illinois February 1, 2011
33. Quimby's Bookstore Chicago, Illinois February 1, 2011
34. Quimby's Bookstore Chicago, Illinois February 1, 2011
35. Jennifer Kosharek St. Petersburg, Florida February 4, 2011
36. James Welch Orange, California February 24, 2011
37. Anonymous New York, New York February 25, 2011
38. Artists' Books Online Los Angeles, California March 2, 2011
39. Jean-Pierre Becker Paris, France March 12, 2011
40. RAS Gallery and Bookstore Barcelona, Spain March 18, 2011
41. RAS Gallery and Bookstore Barcelona, Spain March 18, 2011
42. RAS Gallery and Bookstore Barcelona, Spain March 18, 2011
43. Annie Dulong New York, New York April 29, 2011
44. Geraldine Fasentieux Sainte-Savine, France May 24, 2011
45. Anonymous New York, New York June 6, 2011
46. Indie Photobook Library Washington, DC June 27, 2011
47. Chemeketa Community College Salem, Oregon July 5, 2011
48. Chemeketa Community College Salem, Oregon July 5, 2011
49. Media Container Nantes, France July 5, 2011
50. Omaha Public Library Omaha, Nebraska July 11, 2011
51. Andor Skotnes Troy, New York July 27, 2011
52. Jim O'Brien Somerville, Massachusetts July 27, 2011
53. Sonia Baelo Allué Zaragoza, Spain August 2, 2011
54. Michel Cicero Ventura, California August 12, 2011
55. B. Rousse Oakland, California August 12, 2011
56. Aaron Norhanian Brooklyn, New York August 26, 2011
57. Craig Crawford Chicago, Illinois September 2, 2011
58. Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas September 3, 2011
59. Jonathan Kahana New York, New York September 7, 2011
60. Dan Bischoff South Orange, New Jersey September 11, 2011
61. Jennie Hinchcliff San Francisco, California October 17, 2011
62. Matt Wobensmith San Francisco, California October 1, 2011
63. Anonymous New York, New York October 1, 2011
64. Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey November 7, 2011
65. OK Store Los Angeles, California November 8, 2011
66. Penn State University State College, Pennsylvania October 17, 2011
67. OK Store Los Angeles, California November 8, 2011
68. OK Store Los Angeles, California November 8, 2011
69. Lowri-Ellen Owen Cardiff, United Kingdom November 15, 2011
70. OK Store Los Angeles, California November 28, 2011
71. OK Store Los Angeles, California November 28, 2011
72. OK Store Los Angeles, California November 28, 2011
73. Frank Erfurth Merrillville, Indiana January 20, 2012
74. Raquel Decatur, Georgia January 24, 2012
75. Drift Station Lincoln, Nebraska May 7, 2012
76. Joyce Lynn Mill Valley, California April 10, 2013
77. Lynne Warren Chicago, Illinois December 27, 2012
78. Lynne Warren Chicago, Illinois December 27, 2012
79. Dorothy Lorig Arvada, Colorado September 11, 2012
80. Billy Sandia Park, New Mexico October 26, 2012
81. Johan Zonnevijlle Utrecht, Netherlands January 7, 2013
82. Michelle Greene Montclair, New Jersey February 17, 2013

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