Posts tagged book art

Posted 1 year ago

adrifts:

Dutch agency Van Wanten Etcetera created the campaign “Written Portraits”, which show the different faces behind the (auto) biographies of Anne Frank, Vincent van Gogh, Louis van Gaal and Kader Abdolah. Souverein made the artwork and did an amazing job creating realistic images. Even the structure of the original book pages was used for the text inside the portraits to get right structure for each portrait.

Book art!

Posted 2 years ago

A video of… a book: a charming, illustrated notebook by Mayke Nunes in “My Moleskine® daily (by maykelcn1).”

I’ve seen several good videos of books, as new media attempts to capture the beauty of ‘“old” media.

(Of course, the video sites also contain boring, unnecessarily long video explanations about the colors used in each page and which celebrity portraits were pasted in…  Which is why I appreciate the video posted here all the more for its simplicity, clarity, and high quality work!  To my great amusement, some of the young recorders call turning pages “a flip,” and emphasize the word “page” as if it is trademarked and branded…  I hope they get over that. )

Posted 2 years ago

Literary Love: 12 Works of Book Art & Architecture | WebUrbanist

detail of Tree of Codes

Jonathon Safran Foer’s book Tree of Codes relishes the physicality of paper and the ways in which it can be manipulated for enhanced value. Each page is die-cut to reveal only certain words – taken from The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz – in a printing technique that reveals a message in patterns.

This is one of those technical, pushing the envelope constructions that made publishers shy away until he found a CONFIDENT one.

This article displays other interesting book art as well, including many of the top image results you’ll get if you search for the term “book art.”

Posted 3 years ago
Blurb’s blog has a feature on artist Brian Dettmer (briandettmer.com), who carves and combines books into sculptural works; he also photographs his work as the layers come together, which produces films reflecting his process.
The video available on Blurb’s page includes a videointerview, which reflects his views about how most of modern art culture is based on ‘re-mixing’ prior cultural artifacts - a perfect philosophical explanation for those whose work relies upon found materials.  (via Blurberati Blog » Meet the Book Surgeon)

Blurb’s blog has a feature on artist Brian Dettmer (briandettmer.com), who carves and combines books into sculptural works; he also photographs his work as the layers come together, which produces films reflecting his process.

The video available on Blurb’s page includes a videointerview, which reflects his views about how most of modern art culture is based on ‘re-mixing’ prior cultural artifacts - a perfect philosophical explanation for those whose work relies upon found materials.  (via Blurberati Blog » Meet the Book Surgeon)