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The Bittersweet Art of Cutting Up Books

The Bittersweet Art of Cutting Up Books
"QUANTUM SHOT" #479Link - article by Avi Abrams Unusual Book & Page Sculptures, Part 2 We wrote before about new trend of making art statements and sculptures out of used books (see our Part 1). Some readers complained that they abhor the idea of cutting up books, no matter what value the book might still have or what's printed inside. Without entering this discussion, let us just say that most original art requires an unusual media of expression - and be glad it's not your run-of-the-mill Twitter messages that make it into a work of art... yet. Books being transformed back into trees... sort of We'll start with the book sculptures by Jacqueline Rush Lee, one of the most original "book transformer". (image credit: Jacqueline Rush Lee) And then cube slice is even more impersonal and unnatural shape, more suitable to recycling (you can say these books were "recycled" into art) - These installations also seem to explore the idea of sheer paper mass that went into making all these books. Vases! Related:  Arte Ilustracion

Unusual Books & Book Sculptures "QUANTUM SHOT" #253by Avi Abrams - link Life is a book too, you know We love books. Most people still prefer to read a good book by leafing through the pages, instead of staring at the computer screen - that impersonal rectangle full of deathly-cold, bluish pixels, which cause twitching movements of your scrolling finger and "I need to check my email" mind trance :) ...I certainly hope that books are going to weather the technological maelstrom and re-emerge at the other end, transformed, but essentially the same. (image credit: Vladimir Kush) As for today's subject - we are covering wildly modified books (which exist mainly for the sake of art), books that are essentially impossible to read, and pieces of art made FROM books (though I have doubts about the last idea. (image credit: Selinas Wayne) "Codex Seraphinianus" - quite awesome, but quite unreadable In 1978 a mysterious package arrived at the Franco Maria Ricci's Publishing House in Milano, Italy. Script: Cool means of transportation:

Justin Ruckman — Brian Dettmer: Book Autopsies Brian Dettmer carves into books revealing the artwork inside, creating complex layered three-dimensional sculptures. Update: see Brian’s response in the comments. LINK/IMAGES [@ Haydeé Rovirosa Gallery] (via Future Feeder Josh Spear)LINK/IMAGES [@ Toomey Tourell Gallery] (via Josh Spear)LINK/IMAGES [@ Aron Packer Gallery] (via Josh Spear) Update: If you like Brian’s work, please consider digging this post. lagte achhe mp3seal accursed mp31964 mp3 dostimonkeys mp3 acrticmp3 prone accidentmp3 fillmore actraiserachi mp3 mefaridzemp3 tom accused Map

Articles: The Social History of the MP3 Considering all the new music we have to sort through so far in the 21st century, we've sure been focusing an awful lot lately on two of the biggest stars of the 20th. Decades after their respective popular peaks, recent events reminded us, neither the Beatles nor Michael Jackson have loosened their grip on our imagination. Yet one particular thing I noticed amidst the nostalgia surrounding the latest (and likely last) Beatles CD reissues, and Jackson's sudden passing was a sense of resignation that the eras within which both stars emerged seem highly unlikely to happen again. The Beatles, in 1963-64 and 1967, and Michael Jackson in 1983-4 arguably represented for pop music what World Cups, the Olympics, and Super Bowls do for sports, and what blockbuster summer hits do for movies: the ability to command everyone's attention at once. The cassette "crisis" seems quaint when compared to the rise of the mp3. Let's not get carried away, though. Next> The MP3 Story Begins

brutal_honesty: Amazon removed its customer-based report Amazon removed its customer-based reporting of adult books yesterday. I guess my game is up! Here's a nice piece I like to call "how to cause moral outrage from the entire Internet in ten lines of code". I really hate reputation systems based on user input. I'm logged into Amazon at a far later date and see it has a "report as inappropriate" feature at the bottom of a page. I do this for a while, but never really get off my ass to scale it until recently. So I script some quick bash.#! There's some quick code to grab all the Gay and Lesbian metadata-tagged books on amazon. cat /tmp/amazon |sed s/. and I have a neat little list of the internal product ID of every fag book on Amazon. Now from here it was a matter of getting a lot of people to vote for the books. I know some people who run some extremely high traffic (Alexa top 1000) websites. I also hired third worlders to register accounts for me en masse. Then I used the cookie files like so to automated-report all the books: Edit:

The Surreal Paintings of Vladimir Kush | Designerscouch #thecritiquenetwork Jim's Watercolor Gallery - Airbrushing Airbrushing How to use Airbrushing in Watercolor (Watercolour) With a little practice it is going to be very, very simple. Remember Airbrushing is a Watercolor (Watercolour) Painting tool for the fine artist. It can salvage a painting for you, one that didn't quite work out, maybe a dull area accurd just spray it with several warm coats of paint - bingo you just saved the painting, Paint looks different when sprayed through an Airbrush. That's why areas that you Airbrush have a little extra bounce, a little extra glow - that's what we are all looking for. If you wanted to paint a shadow in the center of a fine delicate rose or darken the center of a peony, simply, hook up the Airbrush to the compressor, load the paint in the jar or bottle, protect the area of the rest of the painting, aim, pull back the leaver slowly, air comes out , no paint yet, that appears only as you slowly continue pulling the leaver back with the. How about a Graded foreground or a Graded Sky. It is so much fun.

bomomo 43 Folders Nicoletta Ceccoli | Design Stuff Daily | Design and Inspiration Blog Nicoletta Ceccoli Friday, October 8, 2010 14:16 Italian illustrator Nicoletta Ceccoli’s portfolio is packed full of imagination. If you enjoyed this post, please help us out by clicking one or more of these shiny buttons! Lloyd Dangle Paper Cuts Izziyana Suhaimi We’ve been seeing a lot of embroidered art as of late but I must say that so far, I’ve been most impressed by Singaporean artist Izziyana Suhaimi‘s work. I can’t get over how skillfully she is able […] A Due Colore I still can’t get over how Alberto Seveso can make something as simple as ink in water look so captivating.

Vintage Magazine Covers with a “Wow Factor” Back in the day, it was considered to be very prestigious to have your artwork or photograph featured on a magazine cover, and some of the greatest artists of our time designed magazine covers. While we have by no means even begun to scratch the surface of what is available with this collection, you will see the work of Jean Cocteau, Dr. Seuss, and various international contemporary artists displayed in a collection that spans from the beginning of the twentieth century to the eighties. Some were chosen for their vintage value, some for their artistic excellence, and some because of their humour. Here are over 40 great examples of vintage magazine covers with a ‘wow’ factor. Life Magazine, October 9, 1913 Artist: R.M. Vogue, Feb 15, 1917 Artist: Unknown This whimsical illustration begins to evoke an early modern style seen more widely in the 1920′s. McCall’s August 1917 Artist: Dugald Walker Walker was influenced by the Art Nouveau movement and Impressionism. Dada Magazine, December 1918 Which?