We can use books to make art installations now, right, because we don’t need to read them anymore, right?
[FullyBooked] brings together a collection of books and related products which celebrate the distinctiveness of materials, production methods, techniques and workmanship, pushing the limits of these approaches in the context of the medium of print.
Check some of the artworks out, they really are great: http://www.designboom.com/design/fully-booked-ink-on-paper-gestalten-publishers/
Joanna Bourne compares genre covers with romance covers and offers her angry opinion as a historical romance writer:
What does this say to the world about Historical Romance?
It says, “One Romance book is like another.” It says, “No story inside this book, Ma’m. Just pick one at random.”
This is so much lack of respect.
I hate this.
Check out her visual comparisons: http://jobourne.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/this-is-what-i-hate-about-romance.html
This is funny and a little mean, but the truth often hurts:
Dan Brown told the Boston Globe this week that there’s another Robert Langdon book in the works. I am genuinely and unironically excited. I love his novels. They are where I go to read a movie.
Folow it here http://bookriot.com/2012/05/18/flowchart-friday-dan-brown-edition/
Spineless Classics turns novels into wall-sized art:
[Carl Pappenheim] figured that he could fit 100,000 words on each poster-size sheet. The reaction to the resultant poster led to the creation of the company, and posters are now available to be shipped worldwide.
Frankly, my little marketing brain started to ponder whether they do commissions. If a writer could have their book added and designed it would provide a fantastic added benefit to hardcore fans. After a little poking around I noticed that on their About page they mention:
You don’t have my favourite book / I have a great idea for one you should stock.
We have new designs coming all the time. If you have a specific book you’d like to see please fill out the contact form and we’ll do our best to make it happen for you.
Worth a look! Click through here: www.wired.com/underwire/2011/12/spineless-classics-book-art/