Tag: books

September 10, 2013 at 2:09 pm

40 Hidden Artworks Painted on the Edges of Books

40 Hidden Artworks Painted on the Edges of Books

A fore-edge painting is a technique of painting on the edges of the pages of a book. The artwork can only be seen when the pages are fanned, as seen in the animation below. When the book is closed, you don’t see the image because it is hidden by the gilding (i.e., the gold…

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July 26, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Of Beards and Men

Of Beards and Men

Of Beards and Men is a labor of love for graphic designer and photographer Joseph D.R. OLeary. Over the past 18 months, he has photographed over 130 bearded men. Each portrait is an exploration into that man’s passions, personality and individuality. Born and raised in Green Bay, Wisonsin, OLeary has operated his own design studio…

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June 28, 2013 at 12:40 pm

This Book Looks Like a Giant Sandwich

This Book Looks Like a Giant Sandwich

Pawel Piotrowski is freelance photographer and graphic designer from Poland. A recent graduate from the Faculty of Graphics and Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Pawel has recently created a tasty book that looks like a giant sandwich. Each page features a different ingredient to what would be a most…

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June 27, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Picture of the Day: Yale’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Picture of the Day: Yale's Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Yale’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library Photograph by Lauren Manning The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (BRBL) at Yale University was a 1963 gift of the Beinecke family. The building was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Gordon Bunshaft of the firm of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. It is the largest building…

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June 17, 2013 at 11:49 am

Portraits of Fans Emulating their Idols at Concerts

Portraits of Fans Emulating their Idols at Concerts

Between 2004 and 2007, photographer James Mollison attended concerts across Europe and the USA with a mobile photography studio, inviting fans of each music star or band to pose for their portrait outside the gig. He subsequently combined portraits of eight to ten fans for each performer into a single lineup, making a single…

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November 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Brilliant Book Art by Thomas Allen

Brilliant Book Art by Thomas Allen

Inspired by a View-Master and pop-up books as a child, Thomas Allen became interested in recreating these three-dimensional experiences by using mid century books and pulp fiction paperbacks as still life subjects. Allen gently cuts around the shape of his figures, physically releasing them from their two dimensional surface, and then places them in…

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June 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Breathtaking Landscapes Carved Into Books

Breathtaking Landscapes Carved Into Books

Fellow Canadian Guy Laramee was previously featured on the Sifter back in Jaunary. Laramee is an incredibly talented artist with a broad range of skills from painting and sculpting; to music, composition and stage direction. In his two latest series entitled Guan Yin and El amor por las montanas, Laramee’s remarkable landscape book is…

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January 2, 2012 at 8:55 am

Incredible Landscapes Carved Into Books

Incredible Landscapes Carved Into Books

Artwork by GUY LARAMEE Hailing from Quebec, fellow Canadian Guy Laramee is a man with many talents. Not only is he a very accomplished painter and sculptor, but Guy is also a highly regarded musician, composer and stage director. With more than 30 years of practice, Guy’s work has been seen and heard…

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November 7, 2011 at 10:30 am

Intricate Book Art Carvings by Brian Dettmer

Intricate Book Art Carvings by Brian Dettmer

Artwork by BRIAN DETTMER Born in Chicago but currently living and working out of Atlanta, Georgia, contemporary artist Brian Dettmer creates incredible works of art with old books and tremendous patience. Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian meticulously exposes various layers to create his mind-blowing artwork. Dettmer has received critical acclaim around…

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October 4, 2011 at 9:05 am

15 Beautiful Libraries Around the World

15 Beautiful Libraries Around the World

Trinity College Library – University of Dublin | Photograph via Skylark Studio Following up from last year’s highly popular post ‘15 Incredible Libraries Around the World‘, the Sifter has compiled another collection of beautiful libraries from your comments and suggestions. Ultimately, it is the books within these buildings that make it special, but many…

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