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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Inspired by the Death of the Printed Word: Nick Georgiou

“My art is inspired by the death of the printed word. Books and newspapers are becoming artifacts of the 21st century. As a society we’re shifting away from print consumption and heading straight towards full digital lives. My sculptures are products of their environment —both literally and figuratively. As often as I can, I use local newspapers to add authenticity, and the form the sculpture takes is a reflection of the personal connection I feel to that particular city.” Nick Georgiou

Nick Georgiou: My Human Computer

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Educational Art: Mysteries of the Vernacular

From Mysteries of Vernacular, where you will currently find 3 more of the planned 26 episodes – one for each letter of the alphabet. This one might be a nice little extra for Alberta Grade 6 Science Topic D: Evidence & Investigation.

The project is by by Miriapod Productions and I discovered it at TYWKIWDBI.

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I Think I’ve Found My Costume!

Lilliedale’s Book Fairy Costume

Two days ago I whined that I was uninspired and had no idea what I was going to do for my Halloween costume. The elementary students, at least, would never forgive me if I didn’t do something. So I need to extend a big thank you to the wonderful Rhythm, who suggested this costume to me. A Google search for “Book Fairy Costume’ revealed the above image. It looks like it just might be do-able for me and I was also thrilled to see that Lilliedale, who posted this costume included detailed instructions on its creation. I just happen to have a stack of discarded books that nobody wants…

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