Category Archives: book
Brooklyn-based artist Meg Hitchcock creates these astounding swirled illustrative pieces by weaving together parts of religious texts letter by letter, which then create the words of other holy books.
Matthew Picton is a UK-based artist who uses strips of paper from both historic and fictional texts to assemble maps from around the world.
Maskull Lasserre is a Canadian-born sculpture artist who has taken these old software manuals and carved into them super realistic human skull.
Netherlands-born Anouk Kruithof has created this wall which consists of more than 3,500 colorful books, entitled . Each book is stacked and precariously balanced in a rectangular pile. She builds many sculptures and minimalist structures with the beliefs of the infinite possibilites of photography and what she can capture through her camera lens.
Portland-based designer Mengyu Chen is currently working on a new comic and took the time to mock up these experimental pop-upsas a reflection.
Lobulo Design‘s latest project, El ingenioso Don Quijote de la Mancha, utilizes several colors of paper built in prism shapes to produce this colorful book cover for the illustration design exhibition “100 book covers to fight illiteracy”. Be sure to check the making of video below!
Guy Laramee is back with some new book sculptures that continue to become more and more impressive. If you aren’t familiar with Laramee’s work, his art reflects that of recent experiences. These books in particular are a culmination of past events that were very deep in his heart and has become a dedication to the mysterious forces thanks to which we can traverse these ordeals.
I had the recent pleasure to see some of his work up close, particularly the one shown above which reflects the devastating tsunami that struck Japan, and I have to say it is even more captivating in person. If you happen to be in New York City, please be sure to stop by the Christopher Henry Gallery to see A Cut Above: 12 Paper Masters Exhibition. It is completely stunning!
There are few and far in between that can astound the paper world to the degree of paper engineer Benja Harney. With a background graphic design, he expanded upon the next level of exploration of paper where he refined his skills and mastered a medium that at the time seemed very obsolete and slightly unnoticed.
He without a doubt has become one of my favorite artists of his time working in everything from editorial, fashion, and even pop-up books where he constantly challenges himself, yet remains completely humble. Reading his interview with us has been truly inspiring! I have also included below another interview which touched my heart as a designer and continues to reaffirm perseverance of ones dreams. I present to you Sydney-based paper artist Benja Harney.
Texas based photographer Cara Barer puts a new meaning in book art through her colorful sculptures out of discarded phone books, computer manuals, maps and the like that she transforms and then photographs. Her inspiration stems from a random encounter where she discovered a rain-soaked Yellow Pages. From there she began her practice and dove into the search for books as well alternate methods of manipulating their appearance.
Upon first seeing the work of Alaska-based multi-disciplinary artist Nicholas Galanin, you might suspect that they are not real. These pieces however are in fact very real carvings into books, most of them containing anywhere from 1000 to 2000 pages, perfectly sculpted or made into impressions of portraits.