Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas Star Tutorial

An in depth tutorial on how to make this textured 3D star from book paper by House Revivals.  
They focus on creative ideas on a low budget, and this one from a few years back, is no exception.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Colourful Book Collection

This delightful set of vintage books is 'Art' just as it is.  No altering needed.  The coloured top edges and multicoloured spines are a delight!
 Read a bit more about them and coloured page edges on the Freshly Found Blog

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Book Paper Print

Print-it-yourself typographical poster.  Created from a variety of vintage book papers.  The gentle shades from off-white through to dark cream show the different aged papers.
Avaialble as a PDF to print yourself from the Freshly Found Online Store.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Friday, 15 August 2014

Circular Pieces - Jonathan Whitfill

More work by Jonathan Whitfill.  I love the fact that these works are not obviously created from books.  It takes a few seconds before you notice that they are entirely created from this medium.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Nicholas Jones - Book Sculptor

 Beautiful Book Sculpture by Nicholas Jones
 Visit his website - with the apt address of!

... as much about process as it is about the form -
"these books were conceived, born, loved, stored, discarded, found anew, studied, cut, folded and reborn."

Saturday, 9 August 2014

The Fine Art of Cracking Spines

A great article from a few years ago - on book artists and crafters by Ray Edgar:
Artists on the lookout for new materials are prepared to judge a book by its cover, writes Ray Edgar.
FOR anyone who has flinched at a dog-eared page, winced at the crack of a book's spine, or despaired at its ''defacement'' with marginalia and signatures, the thought of applying a scalpel to a book is probably abhorrent.
But in the digital age, as artists and designers question the role of this traditional form, the once-venerated book is simply another material to create with. Artists including American Brian Dettmer and Australian Nicholas Jones dissect books to reveal new meaning in the content... read the rest here

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Jennifer Collier

 Beautiful, diverse and inspiring paper work by Jennifer Collier 
"My practice focuses on creating work from paper; by bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching I produce unusual paper ‘fabrics’, which are used to explore the ‘remaking’ of household objects. The papers are treated as if cloth, with the main technique employed being stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles. The papers themselves serve as both the inspiration and the media for my work, with the narrative of the books and papers suggesting the forms. I tend to find items then investigate a way in which they can be reused and transformed; giving new life to things that would otherwise go unloved or be thrown away." 

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Oratorical Typeface

Artists  Yoshihisa Tanaka and Ryuta Iida of Nerhol created this alphabet from Japanese books.
nerhol-alphabet (9)
 Via Spoon and Tomago

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Restored - for Real

'Thousands of books, documents and historical treaties were damaged in the collapse of the Historical Archive of Cologne. Five years later, restoration continues.'

This truly is giving new life to old print.  A group of Conservators have been doing the seemingly impossible job of restoring ancient handwritten documents.
Serious business!  Read about it at DW

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Monday, 3 March 2014

Book Art - Sculptures From Old Books | euromaxx

An informative Video from euromaxx published in 2011, giving an overview of book art today. 

The traditional book might be threatened by the advent of E-books but there are some uses for books that the digital equivalent can't compete with. Apart from reading them, a growing number of artists are turning books into artworks of a more sculptural nature. And they can be incredibly diverse

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Terry Border's Book and Wire Art

Terry Border of Bent Objects uses wire to make all sorts of things come to life. 
He has done it again with books in his series - Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs
 Each vintage classic has been been cleverly brought to life!