What does it mean to be truly original?
Should creativity be measured only by success?
Or is it really the thought that counts ?
No matter how impractical?
Behind every enduring innovation lies a vast cemetery of achievement: the world of failed inventions.
Award-winning author and illustrator Shaun Tan explores this forgotten world in The Oopsatoreum, a fictional tale of a strikingly original but spectacularly unsuccessful inventor. Woven around strange and largely obscure artefacts from the Powerhouse Museum, the whimsical stories in this book are for anyone who has ever made a mistake.
Illustrated with original drawings by Shaun Tan and stunning photographs of objects from the Powerhouse Museum collection.