Saturday, July 10, 2010

Beautiful Books, Inside and Out

I am busy on an exciting collaborative project, using folded books!It will be a while before I can show you what I am doing.
I don't read novels [I prefer How-To books] but I have loved deconstructing  these vintage books - and enjoying the linen, the fonts, the library markings, etc
Some of the dust covers are works of art in themselves.  I found this dust cover on one of Neville Shute's books appealing and so I went off on a creative tangent and made it into a cover for my handbag notebook!
I know it will add an edge to my scribbled shopping lists and reminders!


ELK said...

hhmmm very mysterious and exciting...oh to books a second life...I relish that!!

I am a how -to reader as well!

Lauren Setterberg said...

Ah, I love old library books and their stampings. Project sounds intriguing, have fun!

Estelle said...

You really have such an eye for detail. I just love the pics you have shown - it's like seeing a bit of history in a virtual museum.
Love that your notebook is "on the beach".
I hope the project brings you great joy!

Ida said...

i am looking forward to seeing your folded books.

Kat said...

Look forward to seeing your new folding project - and love that these book are getting a second life!