Book Art: is it a crime?


Back in May, Cass talked about her favourite bookends, and showed you some really cool stuff here.

Today, I wanted to share with you some more really cool stuff in the way of book art.

There are a lot of people out there who are against this kind of thing, and who don’t agree with defiling a book in any way. But in today’s world where we have such an overabundance of books, I think this sort of thing is a fantastic idea. It’s a unique way to keep books away from landfill and pulping, while at the same time giving us something awesome to look at. Book art can give an unwanted object a new lease on life, and if you’re artistically inclined creating something this amazing can be therapeutic.

At the moment I’m studying my BA with a major in English. One of my subjects this semester is Children’s Literature: Fantasy and Realism. The first text we looked at was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which also happens to be one of my favourite reads. I have a Pinterest board called All Things Alice, because, well, I love Alice. Last week was The Jungle Book, and this week we’ve moved on to Peter Pan. I think I’m in literary heaven!

Here are some beautiful pieces of art with themes from some of my favourite books and characters. All of these pieces are available from Etsy, so click the image if you’re interested.

Alice

PeterPan

AlicePurse

Oz

WildThings

Necklace

What do you think about book art, and altered books?

K. A. Last is the YA author of Fall For Me, Sacrifice and Immagica. She drinks lots of tea, is obsessed with Buffy, and loves all things pink. K. A. Last hangs out on Facebook or you can find her on twitter and Goodreads. She’s also been known to blog once in a while. And yes, she has cut all her hair off!

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