About the Book
What if there was physical proof that the Super Mario Bros mythology existed a long time ago on a lost chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean?
Would you believe this fictional universe once existed if there was tangible evidence to prove it did?
In 'The Excavation of Mushroom Island,' archaeologist Logan Zawacki and his team uncover the greatest archaeological discovery of the century and document their entire experience. This book comes complete with a detailed chronology of the cultures that inhabited the islands between the Arcadic Period and the Early Snesolithic Period, as well as detailed maps of the landscape and site locations of each marvelous find. There are over 30 documented fossils to view within this 76-page softcover book. Each fossil comes complete with a map of their locations, scientific names, dimensions, and informative comments provided by the lead researcher, Logan Zawacki.
The 'Excavation of Mushroom Island' combines fact with fiction, pop culture with science, and technology with art to create the illusion of a "real" Super Mario World.
**Limited Edition** Hardcover 11 x 13" versions of this book are also available by contacting Logan Zawacki at [LZcreations@hotmail.com]. Only 100 copies of this book will be printed, and each copy comes signed and numbered. Buy now while the numbers are still low!
***This book contains some information not suitable for young children.***
This book has been featured on such websites as...
A Little Bit On The Awesome Side (albotas.com), Zoiks! Online (zoiksonline.com), GoNintendo.com, MarioMonsters.com, inFendo.com, OhGizmo.com, EscapistMagazine.com, and many more!!!
The Excavation of Mushroom Island was also recently featured inside the November issue of LEVEL Magazine, an international video game magazine based out of Sweden.
Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date Jun 11, 2009
- Tags Donkey Kong, Bullet Bill, Fire Flower, Piranha Plant, Shy Guy, Koop Troopa, Super Mario Bros, pop culture, salt print, fine art, archaeological fiction, Mushroom Island, Logan Zawacki, Boo, Goomba, Bowser, Toad, Yoshi, Luigi, Mario, fossil, fiction, archaeology, anthropology, photography, excavation
Logan Zawacki was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He received his BFA in Graphic Design with a minor in Photography from the University of North Florida in 2003 and his MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2012. He currently teaches at the University of North Florida as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography. Logan is a founding member of the multi-disciplinary collaborative known as All-Yen and a founder/featured artist for GAAM (Games Art and Music). The majority of his artistic work combines elements of photography, illustration, and graphic design, and his most notable artistic projects include the self-published books: The Excavation of Mushroom Island, King Robotics - 200X Product Catalog, and Me, You, and MacLehose (via MagCloud). http://loganzawacki.com http://all-yen.com http://gaamshow.com