Book Art: folding sculptures

I love this and had to post it. Isaac Salazar creates works of art by folding pages of old books:

“I see my work as a way to display a meaningful piece of art onto a book that would otherwise sit on a shelf and collect dust; it’s also my way of recycling a book that might otherwise end up in a landfill. The words or symbols I use are drawn from anything that invokes inspiration or encouragement, such as “Read”, “Dream” and the Recycle symbol. If my work also makes people look at a book and even art in a new light then the piece has done its job“

For more pictures, check out bookofart on flickr, or you can purchase his work on etsy.


Book Art – Thomas Allen

Thomas Allen

Thomas Allen

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“American photographer Thomas Allen constructs witty and clever dioramas using figures cut from the covers of old pulp paperbacks. Using salacious pulp art drawing’s of the ’40s and ’50s that covered books such as ” I Married a Dead Man” and ” Marihuana Girl’, Allen constructs one set of pictures up close while obscuring another, and in the process creates a different context. Each piece is given a brand new storyline, though never quite strays from their cheeky origins”

Abandoned Russian Library

Quick post. I saw this online and thought it was cool, though a bit sad. Makes me want to dive in! More pictures here and in my vox pictures. According to a comment on that site this is "some kind of technical library situated near old abandoned factory. Those are mostly technical reference books and some communism theory."

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Books and interior design, part 1

Via design*sponge – Domino magazine has a flickr group and one of the users – chotda has arranged her bookshelf according to color. It looks awesome, but I'd go crazy trying to find things… I'm forgetful as is. I arrange alphabetically mostly (it falls apart when I run aout of space). Here is a flickr group – rainbow of books were others have arrange their books according to color.

And back in 2004, artist Chris Cobb rearranged the entire contents of Adobe bookstore in San Francisco by color. The work was entitled "There is Nothing Wrong in This Whole Wide World". Here's a link to an NPR broadcast about this with a slideshow of pictures, and another link with some lovely photos taken by a blogger at superhero designs. A couple of pictures from those sites below:



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