**DISCLAIMER – Please refrain from creating the artistic visions below with OUR library books – Check out your school library instead (j/k!!!) **
Books are inspirational in so many ways – Check out this cool art created with books:
Book Shark, 2012, 3×3.5×8 fee7, by Mike Stilkey, Hong Kong Times Square
I think we’re going to need a bigger library!
Literature versus Traffic, 2012, by Luzinterruptus, Federation Square – Melbourne, Australia.
10,000 discarded library books made up this installation which stayed up for 1 month – Viewers could take home their favorite when the installation was taken down.
A Masked Ball, 1999, Quantum of Solace Festival, Lake Constance in Bregenz, Austria
Not a real book but an incredible simulation… A giant floating stage is the centerpiece of the Quantum of Solace Festival every year. I would love to see this festival someday.
Gravity Mixer, by Matej Krén, 2000 Czech Pavilion, Expo 2000, Hanover, Germany
For anyone who’s ever wanted to jump inside and live in a book… I know I have!
The Printed Word, by Random House Australia & The Galeries, 2011, Sydney, Australia
Reminds me of the flying books in Harry Potter. This would look awesome in our library atrium – Future project arty peeps??
Biografias, by Alicia Martin, 2005, Casa de America, Madrid, Spain
Over 5,000 books were used in this installation. Wow!
Brian Dettmer, 2010
A new spin on the pop-up book! This artist uses surgical tools to make his amazing creations.
Untitled Book Sculpture, Jodi Harvey-Brown, 2012
….That feeling when the story seems to jump off the page and pulls you in….
Book Sculpture by Malena Valcárcel
The most awesome night light ever!
Man, all this book art has inspired me to check out like 100 books to read! How ’bout you? See you at the library soon!
- Sarah, currently reading: Grasshopper Jungle: A History by Andrew Smith (I’ve been waiting for this release! I’M SO EXCITED TO READ THIS BOOK!!!)