Recycled book art is popular among recycled art projects and they usually be transformed into various sculptures. But this time, those discarded books have their new life as jewellery in London-based artist Jeremy May’s hands. Images and text are harvested from these publications and formed into modern rings, bracelets, necklaces, and more. Their colorfully layered and patterned designs hardly reminds us of their original form but you still kindly tell it from the some blurred text found on the jewellery. To create a piece of jewellery like these, May need to carefully removes their pages—hundreds of them—and laminates them together. After forming the paper into the small wearable, May applies a high-gloss finish to make them shine.
Like those jeweller, you can actually purchase some of them from May’s site.
What to do with those out-of-date annuals, encyclopedias, and other weighty tomes. While some books beg to be passed on and shared, or even cherished selfishly through the centuries, some just don’t stand the test of time. Hence, some artists try to turn those dated books into art. American Brian Dettmer is one of a growing number of artists who has made a virtue of the redundant book by transforming it into a modern masterpiece.
We have featured several post about book sculpture (book art1, book art2 and book art3) in our site which got heated discussion. We are amazed by the art itself but feel guilty for those curved book. In today’s post, we will present you a whole new different style of book art, which transformed books into eye-popping literature – literally. Issac Salazar, the creative artist, creates typographic images by precisely folding individual pages in books, which is truly amazing.