Category Archives: What to Do With Discarded Books

Brian Dettmer: Allowing the Book to Become Something New

I’ve always been a fan of Brian Dettmer and really appreciated hearing him talk about his work.

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Terry Border’s “Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs” Series

Terry Border 'The Odyssey' from his Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs Series

Terry Border ‘The Odyssey’ from his Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs Series

Terry Border 'The Taming of the Shrew' from his Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs Series

Terry Border ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ from his Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs Series

Terry Border 'On Dreams' from his Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs Series

Terry Border ‘On Dreams’ from his Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs Series

Terry Border

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Yusuke Oono Uses Digital Technology to Create New Stories Inside Old Books

Using 3D CAD architectural design software, Yasuke Oono designs elaborate works, which are then laser cut. “[E]veryone who opens the book can enjoy it and is surprised by the dramatic transformation”.

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Yasuke Oono

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The Books Are Alive!

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The Bookhive by Rusty Squid
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Sweet Snowy Scenes by Su Blackwell

I have featured Su Blackwell’s work before. I admire her creativity very much, not to mention the painstaking care with detail that she puts into her work. Here are a few appropriate to the northern winter season. Click here or on any of the images to tour Blackwell’s portfolio.

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Think: About Crediting the Creator

Maybe it was the master of 9GAG.COM, but who was the artist? I searched for the original without success. It’s all over the ‘Net and if the artist chose to share it without credit – as so many generously do – I hope they are aware of and enjoy its popularity.

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Random Books for a Toonie

The BIBLIO-MAT from Craig Small on Vimeo. Via Taxi

I read a wide variety of books but there are many that I would be completely uninterested in. I have to wonder what happens to those ‘disappointments’. Would you use such a machine?

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