A blog for creative types interested in the (un)conventional world of Book Arts! Posts here will feature artist's books, illustration, book binding, typography, sketch-booking, scrap-booking, print-making, paper making, altered books, how to guides, zines, paper engineering and more! Feel free to submit your own work, thoughts around the subject, or even just inspiration new and old.
The drawings of the Beijing-based artist Na Zhao are just incredible. The detail in which she works in is difficult to comprehend, and it’s hard to imagine the scale that these images take in real life. Apart from the pure craftsmanship of what she does, Na Zhao’s work also looks incredible. Her images are surreal and beautiful.
“The material from which a book is formed can create and inherent text and meaning. This is achieved with great success by the artist Denise Hawrysio in her series of four books entitled Killing. They form a wordless protest against our attitude to animal life and our ever-increasing massacring of creatures not only for food, but for haute couture, for the testing of fashion products or even simply for the sake of being able to display a trophy. No words are needed to convey the message to us: the work speaks for itslef. In the work in the National Art Library the artist uses rabbit skin to make pages by gluing them back-to-back. Five such pages are bound together with a printed title on the cover: Killing III.
The other books in the series use leopard skin and Black Russian rabbit fur, while the fourth is made of imitation deer skin and is appropriately entitled Imaginary Killing.” (Quote from ‘The Art of the Book: From Medieval Manuscript to Graphic Novel’ by James Bettley)
“Using real-life interviews with people about their first encounters with love, their animal counterparts tells their stories of humor and heartache. This was my graduation film at Kingston University. Animated By Julia Pott, Music, Sound Design by Christopher Frost.”