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.
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
"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."
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