Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Throughout the last year we have posted many different artists who have been using old books as a medium for their art. By carving, slicing, gluing, stacking, and collaging the pages and spines of books, the artists have been creating incredible works of art from otherwise discarded and forgotten about printed materials. One of these artists, Guy Laramée, recently took a 24-volume set of the now discontinued Encyclopedia Britannica and transformed it into a mountain range. The piece, titled Adieu, is inspired by the announcement that the company would cease printing of the book sets.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 15, 2013
A new book titled 'Fully Booked: Inked on Paper' provides designs and concepts for new print publications, stressing creativity and distinctiveness in a digital world. The book 'showcases a broad range of titles, from personal projects, limited edition titles, artists books and brand publications, each one presenting unconventional subject matter or containing radical editorial or design concepts.'
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 23, 2011
These are major "wows." We have seen great works in the realm of 3D carvings in books, but this series of carved landscapes in books by Guy Laramee are the best books sculptures we have seen all year. As Laramee notes: The erosion of cultures – and of "culture" as a whole - is the theme that runs through the last 25 years of my artistic practice.