Honolulu public library books that have been taken out of circulation get folded into art by Wendy Kawabata.
Pictured: Part of Wendy’s Withdrawn from Circulation installation in New Zealand.
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Cross-file under: “D.I.Y. ideas” and “What to do with old college textbooks”
Final post (for today!) on reusing books:
The retailer Anthropologie (previously here), known for its wildly creative window displays, put dozens of altered books to use in this store display.
If you’d like to try your hand at making folded-page objects*, check out patterns — hearts! skulls! Christmas trees! — featured on the Rhymes With Magic blog here.
Also, this Sutherland Library video provides simple folding instructions.
*Note: Unconsumption caveat on using books as raw material.
Book Bursts my mom and I made. They are really easy to make. Instructions can be found in The Repurposed Library
We’ve made a lot of projects from this book. It’s really cool.
Collages made from old encyclopedias and rare books by Alexander Korzer-Robinson.
From the trees come the paper and on the paper comes the printed words and from the binding of paper comes the book. Australian artist Kylie Stillman brings us full circle with her incredible book carvings. In Stillman’s world the trees come from paper and the birds that once lived in those trees are back nesting between words.
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