Friday, February 25, 2011

The World’s Smallest Aquarium and Other Microminiatures by Anatoly Konenko

The smallest ever printed book measures 0.9 x 0.9 mm
 and is an edition of 'Chameleon' by the Russian author Anton Chekhov
Image via wiki

Anatoly Ivanovich Konenko (RussianАнато́лий Ива́нович Коне́нко; 23 February 1954, Orsk) — is a microminiature painter from the Russian city of Omsk, in 1996 he was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the worlds smallest book. Konenko began his career in 1981, becoming the first microminiature artist in Siberia

The World’s Smallest Aquarium - video

Microminiatures by Anatoly Konenko - video


Grasshopper playing the violin.
Image via wiki
Anatoly Konenko's works often reference Russian fables and fairy tales; some of his most famous creations include "The Savvy Flea", "The Grasshopper Violinist" and "A Caravan of Camels in the Eye of the Needle".


Anatoly Konenko has published more than 200 miniature books. His edition of Chekhov's Chameleon, issued in 1996 in Omsk, includes 29 pages, 3 color illustrations, and a portrait of Chekhov, and measures 0,9 x 0,9 mm. Anatoly Konenko has been listed in Guinness Book of Records for creating the book.

Source: wiki
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