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book art


it’s all so pretty… I’m kind of obsessed with book art. I dabble a little here and there with folding book but nothing like what’s really possible. Book art in general is fascinating to see the things people come up with. The other day Ellie of Mint (love her blog) tweeted about her latest post featuring artist Jonathan Callan. I made a note to look it up when I had time. Today I searched google images for “book art”.  It blew my mind. I’m highlighting three artists I really enjoyed (there were many) The above image is Cara Barer and below are Jonathan Callan, Georgia Russell.


Cara Barer

Houston based artist, all started with a yellow pages she found on the street. Since then she has been manipulating or finding manipulated books and photographing them. Beautiful.




Jonathan Callan

Love the mass of his pieces. They are huge. Very cool.





Georgia Russell

Okay, here’s where I just decided I absolutely had to post about this… it’s unbelievable. Truly gorgeous work and under glass domes??? Oy!




22 Responses to “book art”

  1. [...] Really cool book art. I love anything having to do with books! [...]

  2. Lauren Clay says:

    So beautiful! And who would have thought you could do all this?!

  3. Oscar Perez says:

    I love the books under the glass domes. They look like creatures!

  4. liz says:

    love this

  5. Barbara says:

    Incredible! I love them!

  6. The Tart says:

    I love book art. A friend of my made the coolest one … I should have bought it! Pfft

  7. Wow! Not much more to say than that….except maybe….freaking amazing!

  8. Jackson says:

    Very cool! Reminds me of one of my
    photos of an old phone book stuffed
    between a couple mailboxes:


  9. fripiximages says:

    Wao!…..this is mind blowing!

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  11. Martha says:

    ooooooooooooohhhhhhh my goooooooooooooodnessssssssssssss. b-l-o-w me a-w-a-y!

  12. Emilie Sano says:

    whoa…that is amazing and super cool. that’s recycling well done!! : )

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  14. kbd says:

    have you seen these ones? Gorgeous!


    and for sale!!!

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