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Pop-Up eBooks: ‘Tangled Threads’

April 12th, 2012 No Comments

It seems that the posts tagged with ‘Pop-up’ on the bookleteer blog have been getting a lot of attention, so I’m reaching back into the Diffusion archive to satisfy you lot. ‘Tangled Threads’ was an eBook designed to act as a film storyboard, as part of Proboscis’ Sensory Threads project. Scripted by Karen Martin and […]

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Book Sculpture Portraits

July 13th, 2011 No Comments

Knowing my penchant for unusual pieces created from books and paper, Giles turned me on to the extraordinary work of artist Nicholas Galanin, who hand-carves 3D portraits from lengthy volumes, as if they were inverted sculpture blocks. The source models for these surreal, paper death masks were first captured with a 3D scanner to produce […]

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Paper Animations by Andersen M Studio

April 19th, 2011 No Comments

Andersen M Studio has created this amazing stop motion animation for Star Alliance airlines, using boarding passes that transform into a intricate paper representation of their destination, through some nifty cutting and creasing. They’ve also animated scenes from Maurice Gee’s novel, Going West, using the actual pages from the book. This one beggars belief. These […]

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Print / cut / fold

April 12th, 2011 No Comments

In my last post, I looked at some of the innovative ways eBooks have been made, using a variety of materials. Today, I’m focusing on some interesting printing and layering techniques that I’ve found, in a bid to inspire budding bookleteers. Xavier Antin has constructed an extraordinary printing chain made from a stencil duplicator (1880), […]

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Pick a card, any card…

April 8th, 2011 No Comments

Our former bookleteer blogger, Karen Martin, wrote about the effects of using different types of paper when printing eBooks in a previous post, “Paper Selection“, but having just rediscovered a few examples, I thought I’d share them with you again. Carmen Vela Maldonado created these lovely eBooks by experimenting with different coloured paper and card, […]

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Computational Architecture: Cardboard Columns

March 2nd, 2011 No Comments

  Another gem which has been featured on, and something my brain is still trying to recover from. Created by Michael Hansmeyer, and constructed from 2700 laser cut sheets of cardboard with wooden cores, these columns were spawned by an algorithm fed into a computer, forming “computational architecture”, with up to 16 MILLION facets. […]

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Brian Dettmer: Book Autopsies

June 29th, 2010 No Comments

Recently I’ve written about a few artists who combine cut-outs with books (Yukon Terya, Nicholas Jones and Chisato Tamabayashi to name three..) and Brian Dettmer fits right into that category. For The Book Autopsies Brian takes old books which have ceased to be valued for their content and gives them new life as art objects. […]

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Yuken Terya: My works have a right to simply be beautiful

June 28th, 2010 1 Comment

Augmented Everyday Objects by Yuken Terya: A McDonald’s Happy Meal Bag and a Toilet Roll Ok, I have to confess that I came across these two images (above) of Yuken Terya’s work first and then I hunted around in the hope of finding that he had also worked with books and written material. And luckily […]

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Nicholas Jones: Book Carver

June 23rd, 2010 No Comments

My last few posts have been quite technological – but I wouldn’t want to suggest that reading can only be augmented by electronics. (Image from Nicholas Jones is a Melbourne based artist who has been described as a book artist, book dissector and book carver. He takes discarded books and cuts and sews them […]

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The Collages of Eric Carle

June 10th, 2010 No Comments

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle I expect you have seen The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle before. It is the children’s book where a tiny caterpillar spends one week eating his way through a variety of foods before making a cocoon and finally emerging as a beautiful butterfly. As a kid I […]

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Johan Hybschmann: Book of Space

June 1st, 2010 2 Comments

Book of Space was made by architecture student Johan Hybschmann while at the Bartlett, UCL. Johan was inspired by Sokurev’s film Russian Ark in which viewers travel through time as they move through the rooms of the Winter Palace. This all takes place in a single shot sequence. Johan writes: “The distortion of time is, […]

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Chisato Tamabayashi: Book Artist

May 27th, 2010 1 Comment

Chisato Tamabayashi is a London-based artist who’s made a range of stunning books using cut-outs, printing and pop-ups. I thought I’d share a few of my favourites with you. 9 – 5 is a book of hand-cut images showing the shape and colour of a tree transforming through the seasons. Alongside this three miniature books […]

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May 24th, 2010 1 Comment

Cover and Page 1 of the cut-out version of Dusk by Saki Another bookleteer experiment I thought I’d show you is another  version of Dusk by Saki. This short story is set in the West End of London around Piccadilly and this time I illustrated the eBook with a cut-out of a map of this […]

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Your House: Olafur Eliasson

May 20th, 2010 No Comments

A few pages from Your House, Olafur Eliasson Looking deceptively simple, Your House by Olafur Eliasson (the artist behind the Weather Project at Tate Modern in 2005) is beautiful and detailed. The book shows a laser-cut negative impression of Eliasson’s house in Copenhagen. As you move from the front to the back of the book […]

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