Tag Archives: Art

Hogwart’s Crest String Art

16 Mar

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Painted Books by Mike Stilkey

11 Jan

These are just a couple of the paintings Mike Stilkey has done using discarded books. Check out more!

 

18 Famous Book Covers

24 May

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Book paintings by Pierpaolo Rovero

2 May

Pierpaolo Rovero makes amazing paintings using a unique technique. ” First, he creates the digital artwork. Then he prints it using a special technique – the file is being damaged to achieve the desired effect. Finally, he retouches the work with a stylus.”

Visit his website to see his portfolio. You can zoom in on the paintings and see the amazing details. I could spend hours looking at his art!

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Book Murals

16 Mar

Bookish street art in Pilsen, Chicago.

Book tree mural in Fairfax, California.

More book murals.

Literature vs. Traffic

2 Mar

Literature Vs Traffic is an ongoing project by Luzinterruptus, an anonymous group that carries out urban interventions in public spaces. For their latest installation the artistic collective turned one of Toronto’s busiest streets into a river of 10,000 glowing books, and as you can see from the pictures below, the result was pretty spectacular.
The installation was part of Nuit Blanche 2016, an art festival that takes place over the course of one sleepless night. The books were donated by the Salvation Army and over 50 volunteers worked over 12 days to fill the busy downtown Hagerman Street with a flowing river of illuminated books.
“Thus, a city area which is typically reserved for speed, pollution and noise, will become, for one night, a place for quietness, calm and coexistence illuminated by the vague, soft light coming out of the lighted pages,” said the artists on their website. “The books will be there for those who want to take them so the installation will recycle itself and will last as long as users want it there.” The installation only lasted around ten hours, but we’re sure it’ll be remembered for much, much longer. 

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Drowning from Obsession by Thomas Wightman

8 Aug

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Bristol Central Library Art Installation

26 Dec

Catch a Book

12 Aug

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Review: Dear World from Joplin with Love

12 Jul

   

dearworldTitle: Dear World from Joplin with Love

Photographer:  Robert X. Fogarty

Genre:  Art, Current Events

Publisher:  George A. Spiva Center for the Arts

Publication Date:  2013

Description: Dear World, From Joplin With Love, was a project sponsored by Spiva Center for the Arts and Freeman Health System. It was an art exhibit featuring photographs of Robert X. Fogarty of people who were affected by the Joplin tornado as well as first responders, volunteers, and city officials who expressed their feelings in a unique way. This book contains all of the photographs that he took as well as stories of many of the people.

Review:

I own a bookstore in Joplin, MO, and was approached by Spiva Center for the Arts to sell this book for them. Of course I had to check it out before I put it on the shelf for sale. The first couple of pages have some photos of the damage from the tornado as well as messages from the photographer, Robert X. Fogarty,  the president and CEO of Freeman Health System, Paula F. Baker, and the Executive Director of Spiva Center for the Arts, Jo Mueller. They explain how the art exhibit and the book came to be.

There are also some survivor stories at the beginning of the book which are still heart-wrenching for me to read. I know it helps the survivors to tell their stories, and many people find them interesting to read, but it’s still difficult for me. The rest of the book is devoted to interesting photos of people who were involved with the tornado in some way, whether as survivors, volunteers, or workers. I found it inspiring to see the messages these people brought to the pages, and in such a unique way: written on their bodies with marker.

Dear World from Joplin with Love is an inspirational work of art. It gives all of us, whether affected by the tornado or not, messages of hope and examples of the human capability to carry on. You can find this book at on  Amazon.

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