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Book Posters by Postertext

Book Posters by Postertext

Postertext posters arrange a book’s text to depict a memorable scene from the book. Below are posters for  20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Alice in Wonderland, Pride and Prejudice, The Metamorphosis, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Ulysses. See all the posters here.

I always get such a thrill from discovering new book artists, so I was really happy that Flavorwire posted today about a piece of Australian artist Kylie Stillman‘s work. Represented by Utopia Art Sydney, Kylie makes beautiful book carvings, often with nature themes.

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I love Georgia Russell‘s art. The Scottish artist cuts up printed works (books, newspapers, maps, music scores, photos, etc.) to create simply amazing pieces. I find the the new landscape/nature-based pieces particularly striking. If you fall in love with one, check the England & Co. website to see if it’s available for sale.

Created from images of secondhand books, this very cool video is for The Wave Pictures EP Sweetheart, directed by Ben Reed.

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Altered book by Noriko Ambe, titled 1000 of Self (2007), made by cutting the book 1000 On 42nd Street
by Neil Selkirk. Click here to check out more of Noriko Ambe’s work.

“Pandora Opens Box” is piece by Su Blackwell. From Blackwell’s website, here is her artist statement:

“Paper has been used for communication since its invention; either between humans or in an attempt to communicate with the spirit world. I employ this delicate, accessible medium and use irreversible, destructive processes to reflect on the precariousness of the world we inhabit and the fragility of our life, dreams and ambitions.

It is the delicacy, the slight feeling of claustrophobia, as if these characters, the landscape have been trapped inside the book all this time and are now suddenly released. A number of the compositions have an urgency about them, the choices made for the cut-out people from the illustrations seem to lean towards people on their way somewhere, about to discover something, or perhaps escaping from something. And the landscapes speak of a bleak mystery, a rising, an awareness of the air.”

Another post on Su Blackwell’s works is here.  Or visit Blackwell’s website for even more images.