Sunday, February 7, 2010

Books a thing of beauty

Books are not just for reading they can be a thing of beauty.I personally find books inspiring for my own work and here are a few creative designers and artist finding beauty in second hand books and running it into their art work where books become the main focal point for their creations. I think there is a global mini trend happening here. Could it be a reaction to books going digital and we may start to find the art of book making disappearing? Melbourne-Australia Spotted in the current issue of Inside Out Magazine Melbourne based artist Nicolas Jones crafts the most delicate sculptures out of second hand books the he folds pleats and craves the pages out of books giving new life to often discarded unloved books. Visit Nicolas website to see his work. http://www.bibliopath.org/index.php Paris- France There is an interesting article and interview with Parisian bag designer Olympia Le Tan in the current issue of Frankie Magazine who spends up to three days embroidering her favorite book covers and then turns them in to couture book bags. she is causing quite a stir in blog world with her current collection. Visit Olympia's web site to see these creations. http://www.olympialetan.com London- UK British designer Amy Anderson current collection Spring /summer 2010 In search of love Part II- Lima Oscar Victor Echo uses the pages from a Victorian Collegiate Atlas which have been laser cut to create tiny books that are enclosed in silver or gold ornate covers and made into delicate necklaces something special for Valentine's day. Visit Amy's website to see her very unique and special designs or stop by her flag ship store if you happen to be in London. www.comfortstation.co.uk

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