I took a Readers Digest book and cut off the covers in front of my students. Several of them gasped and were upset that I could just "ruin" a book like that. One of them asked me if they could keep the text block and read it so it wouldn't go to waste!
Inside I used graph paper. See kitty's paws at the top. He likes to step on whatever I'm working on.
Back of the book. We used a hole punch and hammer to make big holes. It was kind of loud in the library.
I used the covers off a discarded novel for this one, and some washi tape for decoration.
Inside I used a marbled paper from Florence, and a printed kozo paper for the fly leaf.
Blexbolex (born Bernard Granger) is a French graphic artist and illustrator. [Enchanted Lion Books] I first learned of him at the library, when I was shelving some childrens books, and I spotted his book Seasons. It stood out on my cart because of the shape, the binding, the color palette, and how it had a 1960s look to it.
It's this amazing, sturdy, sewn binding with thick boards, when I read it, was surprised and pleased by the simple text and the choices the author made for what pages were side by side.
Then another day when I was sorting a childrens cart, my eye was drawn to another book called People.
This book caught my eye for the same reasons as Seasons. And again, I was delighted by the choices the author made in words and pictures.
Today, I was shelving reserves and picked up this AMAZING book:
I had to read it immediately. It tells a whole story mostly in pictures. It's gorgeous and imaginative and I'm going to go buy it so I can own it and touch it. The typeface is beautiful, the palette is amazing. The neon orange really makes the images pop.