Todd Hido’s B-sides Box Set is a follow-up publication to the artist’s award-winning 2013 monograph, Excerpts from Silver Meadows. Designed to function as a companion book to that title as well as a sovereign object in its own right, B-sides Box Set comprises 50 images printed on loose cards, presented in a 2-piece lucite box. The selection includes alternate images that didn’t make it into the book, as well as variations of images that did.
The collection offers a behind-the-scenes look at how Hido selects and arranges images in book form. “Making good and interesting pictures is only half of what it takes to make a memorable visual book," Hido explains. "The way one organizes images to create a narrative sequence also plays an important role in creating something that people want to pick up and take home.” This first printing of B-sides Box Set is limited to 500 numbered copies.