Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I just wanted to share with all you crafty folks a book I have added to my collection.  If you LOVE books as much as I do, you'll go nuts over this one!  The full title of the book is "Playing with Books--The Art of Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book" and that pretty much says it all.  Jason Thompson, the author, has produced an absolutely gorgeous soft cover reference book that will send you scurrying to the used book store or flea market....

I know, if you're like me, you hate the thought of destroying a book because, let's face it, someone worked hard to come up with all those words!  But, if you can't save a book, then you can at least turn it into something else and give it a new life.

The book is divided into three sections:

1.  Getting Started:  Fold, Mutilate, Staple and Spindle (Now that's a section that will send shivers down any good book's spine....)

2.  Projects to Play with:  Novel Ideas for Artists and Bibliophiles (This is the real "meat" of the book)

3.  Gallery:  Reimaging the Book (You just won't believe how talented someone can be upcycling a book!)

I especially love the laminated tote bag--what a perfect way to carry your books with you as you search through dusty old bookstores for that one perfect little treasure....
So, here's just a few photos of the book that might inspire you to get busy looking for old books.  The ballerina tutu on the front cover just absolutely amazes me:

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant, and good for the environment.
    X David, NYC


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