Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Beautiful Book Lamps by Bomdesign

Designed and handmade by Dutch designers Michael Bom and Antoinet Deurloo of Bomdesign!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Rare Notions - Paper Jewelry

Precise and gentle - Book paper jewelry. 
Some more beautiful work from Phiona Richards

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 www.bibliopath.org!

... 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