Book artist Pam Langdon breathes new life into unwanted books. Folded and rolled, the pages from each book create an overall form which exudes movement and energy. I love the way she displays her pieces in boxes as if they were natural specimens.
In her artist’s statement, Langdon writes, “Casting shadows of their previous lives, they . . . → Read More: Book-based art by Pam Langdon
UK based artist Phiona Richards uses traditional needlework techniques like crochet and embroidery to build these unique book-based sculptures.
On her website, Richards writes, “Having been brought up with a ‘make do and mend’ mentality I tend to collect and gather materials including books near the end of their existence and regenerate them into pleasing tactile structures . . . → Read More: Crocheted book sculptures by Phiona Richards
“Atlas” pages from an old book
“Atlas” pages from an old book
In ‘Between Folds,’ London based artist Francisca Prieto constructs low-relief paper sculptures from old maps, books, envelopes, and other paper ephemera. From her website, she writes that this series “brings together many of her passions and explores the deconstruction of rare illustrated . . . → Read More: ‘Between Folds’ low-relief paper constructions by Francisca Prieto
Clinton, Iowa based artist Kate Callan created this lovely handbound book. Pulling colored string through each page of the book, Callan forms 3-dimensional geometric structures on each page.
Describing the project, the artist writes, “PULL contains eight explorations of hand made string formations when fully open. Some strings continue through the pages making it impossible . . . → Read More: “Pull” a handmade book of strings by Kate Callan
In the project “Among Humans,” Barcelona, Spain based artist Cassandra Fernández imagines what it means to live “among humans” from the point of view of a bird. After carving images of birds on linoleum blocks and printing the images, Fernández binds the pages into a book whose spine and front/back covers consist of wood . . . → Read More: “Among Humans” artist book by Cassandra Fernández
Vancouver based artist Samantha Y. Huang uses books to create these lovely sculptural forms.
In her statement, she writes, “In my art practice, I use mediums that have a strong relationship with people’s creative art productions: books, crayons, coloured pencils, paper, and acrylic paint. This is intended to portray the awareness of mediums as themselves . . . → Read More: Book art by Samantha Huang
Graphic designer and book artist Erika Ekrem takes a holistic philosophy towards her creative process. Residing on the Orcas Island in Washington state, she often walks along the beach amid the washed up shells. When the bookmaker finds two that fit together, she uses her hand tools – an awl, needle/ thread, ruler, bone . . . → Read More: A handstitched clamshell book sculpture by Erika Ekrem
If you are one of those people who cringe at the sight of a glued and carved altered book, these pieces may be more palatable to you. Exploded Library alters books only by folding their pages. See many more of their lovely forms here.
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Germany-based artist Yusuke Oono brings Christmas to life with his latest 360 degree book. At the spine of the laser-cut book is a Christmas tree which the holiday characters revolve around. Santa Claus, a snowman and several reindeer surround the decorated tree. Lovely!
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German artist Maria Fischer captures the elusiveness of dreams by stitching colored threads through pages in a book. Containing a compilation of literary, philosophical, psychological and scientific texts, “Traumgedanken” (or “Thoughts on dreams”) discusses different dream theories. This book about dreams was designed to be similar to a dream itself, where seemingly disparate topics . . . → Read More: “Traumgedanken” a stitched book about dreams by Maria Fischer