Similar to the pop music concept of ‘mashup’, this book is a collision and combination of two distinct and unrelated forms of content. The text is the life pondering work Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse. The illustrations are a mixture of collected works from the mysterious artist and illustrator William T. Horton. The form of the book is a cascading plate structure where every signature is cast at a different size. This creates a book that goes in, then out, then in again. This structure attempts to mimic the thoughts on life and journey that takes place in Siddhartha. The actual size and form of the book are constantly changing but the contents remain very much the same. Just like the river in Siddhartha, life and finding meaning in life can go on a journey where the end results are perhaps closer to the beginning then one might imagine.