A project almost three years in the making, The Messy Head's latest project, Eternal Sleepover, appeared in the US earlier this year. Given the publisher's notorious timelines, that's the good news. The bad news is that they only printed 500 copies and, like all Messy Head's product, it can be very hard to buy.
The good news, again, is that we have managed to get our hands on stock of Eternal Sleepover here in the UK. Following on from the Jawbreaker book, the concept here is a visual archive, created between the hours of 10pm and 10am, by a group of friends who slumber party through the summer and across the USA. It aims to capture the intimacy, the blurred lines between dreams and reality, and by extension the the psychological impact on creative thinking. Not a new idea perhaps, but original as an exploration of Gen Z slumber party behaviouralism for sure.
The extraordinary 23 track music compilation specifically composed for this book did not make it over with our copies, but you can track it down via streaming services easily enough – don't miss it.