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Life inside a toilet paper roll June 19, 2013 – Posted in: book arts, Paper

Anastassia Elias brings the art of  paper cutting to a whole new level. Her canvas is used toilet paper rolls and she sure does make the most out of it. A monograph on her “rolls” has just been published featuring 67 works from 2009-20012. Enjoy!           So cool. I’m wiped out. Preview or buy book here More images Elias’ website h/t Colossal    

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Edinburgh’s Phantom Book Artist Strikes Again June 16, 2013 – Posted in: book arts, Uncategorized

It has been almost two years since the first piece of anonymous book art popped up in Edinburgh. Then the works of Ian Rankin where all the rage. This time A. A. Milne has the honor. The piece is titled Preparing To Fly 2/5 and it recently showed up at the Leith Library with this quote from Winnie-the-Pooh: “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like…

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For the Third Culture Kids June 15, 2013 – Posted in: book arts

Love this project by Jessica Y. Wen for her Artist Books class at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Third Culture Kids: A set of of 5 Self-Identity Accordion Books. First: A Third Culture Kid (TCK) is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents’ culture. The TCK frequently builds relationships to all of the cultures, while not having full ownership in any. Although elements from each culture…

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Cut This Cookbook May 29, 2013 – Posted in: book arts, book design

If you are going to learn how to cook you better know how to use a knife. So to help their students along everyone at Carulla Cooking School gets a “special introductory cookbook.”  It’s called Slice a recipe. The cookbook to improve your cutting skills. and if you want to see the recipes you have to cut your way in! With each page , I mean slice, one not only improves their cutting skills but you essentially get…

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Curt Lund: Book Surgeon May 20, 2013 – Posted in: book arts, Books and Art, graphic design

Exhibition Title Graphics, Minneapolis Central Library From his graphic design work to his altered book pieces Curt Lund is pretty adept at handling his scalpel. He turns some of his hand-cut works into elaborate book dioramas. Here is a sampling from his work: Poster for MCBA From the series The West, (2007-08). Hand-cut and burned books, found images, found objects. Stones from the River, (2010). Hand-carved altered book, stones. Chemistry, (2010). Hand-cut altered book, glass. Field Guide, (2010). Hand-cut altered book, glass.…

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