The Book Collection

March 11th, 2010

The Book Collection, a great project by Paul Octavious.

Antagonistic Books

January 19th, 2010

Antagonistic Books is a set of two books made by Zach Gage. They turn the emotions and actions surrounding the banning of books into physical objects that undermine the user. The first book, Danger, reenacts what has historically been done to dangerous literature, self-immolating when opened. The second book, Curiosity, represents the notion that many book-banners feel, that the true danger of literature is that once you’ve opened a book you have been forever changed and can never go back. Emulating this notion, Curiosity can never be closed. Once opened, it is locked in an open position forever.
You find instruction to make them yourself here and here.

109 Lighting Books

November 6th, 2009

“109 Lighting Books” by Airan Kang. You’ll have to watch the video to see the colors change. It’s worth it.

109 Lighting Books by Airan Kang

109 Lighting Books by Airan Kang

109 Lighting Books by Airan Kang

found at Rhizome

Display Book Shelf

November 3rd, 2009

Display Book Shelf by Daniel Eatock.

MDF shelf, 6 feet long, 1 foot wide, 3/4 inch thick, resting on two metal brackets displaying books borrowed from Belk Library. The shelf sags under the weight of its contents in a graceful arc, the top edges of all the books are perfectly flush as a result of a conscious selection of volumes chosen to accommodate (or compensate for) the arc of the sagging shelf.

Display Book Shelf by Daniel Eatock

found at dropular

Collocation No. 4

September 24th, 2009

I guess I don’t have to explain why I like “Collocation No. 4” by Mickey Smith, you can see more of her work at Invisible-Exports.

Collocation No. 4 by Mickey Smith

Collocation No. 4 by Mickey Smith

Collocation No. 4 by Mickey Smith

600 Black Spots

September 8th, 2009

600 Black Spots is a pop-up book by David Carter with, indeed, 600 Black Spots.

600 Black Spots by David Carter

600 Black Spots by David Carter

found at creative review blog

It’s Nice That Issue #2

September 3rd, 2009

Do you know the website It’s Nice That? I’ve reblogged some of Will Hudson and Alex Bec their posts before, they feature the very best contemporary work from across the creative industry. You should add It’s Nice That to your feedreader!
Next month, the second issue of their bi-annual printed publication comes out. It’s 128 pages full of the best work they’ve featured on the site in the past six months in more depth, alongside a series of interviews and features written by current practitioners that have never been seen before. Here’re a few names: Rafaël Rozendaal, Barnaby Barford, Sam Messenger, Jen Stark, Körner Union, Li Wei … It’s Nice That and today and tomorrow have a similar taste.
I bought the first issue and I can truely recommend you to buy the second one. When you pre-order a copy before September 30th, you’ll receive an exclusive, free screen print by Rob Ryan.

I’ve just pre-ordered my copy!

This is the screen print by Rob Ryan, which you’ll get when you pre-order.

It's Nice That Issue #2

Here’re a few sample pages.

It's Nice That Issue #2

It's Nice That Issue #2

It's Nice That Issue #2

It's Nice That Issue #2

It's Nice That Issue #2

Anonymous Engravings on Ecstasy Pills

March 31st, 2009

“Anonymous Engravings on Ecstasy Pills” is book by Frédéric Post. It contains 512 XTC designs.

Anonymous Engravings on Ecstasy Pills by Frédéric Post

A Thousand of Self

March 20th, 2009

“A Thousand of Self” by Noriko Ambe, she made these cuts in the book “1000 On 42nd Street”.

A Thousand of Self by Noriko Ambe

Rainbow In Your Hand

June 12th, 2008

‘Rainbow In Your Hand’ is a flipbook by Masashi Kawamura.

found at Search & Destroy