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Cardboard bound February 10, 2014 – Posted in: book arts, bookbinding

 “The streets are no longer paved with gold. Pizza boxes and delivery boxes from a well river in South America, crunch underfoot like beige snow” – London-based book artist Mark Cockram. He calls them Rubbish Books, and they are bound from the pulp of abandoned cardboard boxes that litter the streets of his neighborhood. And why turn cardboard into paper?  Cockram says because it is “simple stuff.” he immerses the side of a packing box in a vat…

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The LunchBook August 21, 2012

Snack on this: An international recipe book with “paper plate” pages to eat on. LunchBook is designed by Italian design team Sebastiano Ercoli and Alessandro Garlandini for the Expo Milano 2015 world exposition dedicated to food, sustainability and nutrition. This culinary world book contains international recipes encouraging the visitor to use its pages as plates and taste the many dishes from the Expo Milano stands. Once a page is used it can be easily removed. The pages have been…

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At Yale University’s Library Recycling Is The Law April 26, 2010

A Page From: The Passion of Saint Alexander, Pope and Martyr, (Passio Sancti Alexandri martyris papae) circa 975-1075. Reused To Strengthen The Cover Of Flos testamnetorum By Rolandinus, de Passageriis, Published In Padua In 1482. (Images Courtesy Of The Lillian Goldman Law Library Rare Book Collection, Yale University.) The last weekend of April 2010 saw celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Citizens of the world were urged to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” to help…

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