Monthly Archives: August 2009

Art for bookworms

Spanish installation artist Alicia Martin turns books into art. I love when public art/sculpture uses everyday objects in such an arresting but playful way.



And my favourite.


via designmilk


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Bad Books


Growing up I didn’t like to read. There were a couple of reasons for this, the first being that it was the 80s and TV was awesome (why read when I could watch the Cosby Show?) The second  was that the books covering the shelves at my school library looked a lot like ones talked about on new(ish) blog Awful Library Books. It didn’t seem to matter that the school was well-funded, nearly all the books (or those that I remember) were relics of the 60s and 70s and had quite possibly been donated leftovers from a Church jumble sale. (It’s Your Future was definitely broken out during fifth grade career week and we totally had this little tome on pregnancy in health class.) With books like these was it any wonder I was functionally illiterate till I was 9?

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