Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Ingenious things to do with old books in the digital age

Thanks to Writer's News for this story!

As more and more people turn to e-readers, old books are being increasingly repurposed into art works

An interesting piece in the Sydney Morning Herald looks at different ways in which artists and craftspeople are using books in their work. Not only are old books are being turned into furniture, jewellery and handbags, but also sculpture and fine art.

For those who would like to recycle old books into something useful and beautiful, American artist Lisa Occhipinti has published a book called The Repurposed Library, which includes projects for turning old books into boxes, clocks and even an attractive cover for an e-reader.

Alternatively, you could stick to the tried-and-tested route, and simply read them.

The Sydney Morning Herald piece is here:

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