As of 26 October, 2017 I am no longer maintaining the Unofficial Archive. The current version will stay online – however I will not fix any issues or add more works.

The Unofficial Archive

Once upon Many Times by Paul Stümpel

Once upon Many Times

Paul Stümpel is fascinated by how various cultural influences mix and overlap through the internet. In his book Once Upon Many Times, he investigates a new way to tell a story through the children’s classic ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. The tale is reduced to a list of keywords like ‘sweet little girl’, ‘wolf’, ‘deceit’, or ‘triumph’. Each spread of the book is illustrated by the results of a Google image search for these words. The images reveal a rich collage of multiple cultural narratives that create a distinctive storyline based on associative interpretations rather than rational ones.