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You?ve never seen book art like this before.

By Joseph Rubino on Thursday, October 27, 2011 - Comments Off

p>Think of what you know about book art. Now think again. Wary Meyers Decorative Arts is a husband and wife design team who create breathtaking installations made of, and centered around, books. Take a look:

Seating made from ink drops:

View more of their work and learn more about the team here.

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Don’t Like Poetry? Too Bad. You’re Reading It Anyway.

By JK Evanczuk on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - Comments Off

Check out IsReads, a biannual outdoor poetry journal that enlists volunteers to publish each “issue” by plastering the poems, printed on sturdy white paper, all over Baltimore, Maryland. IsReads favors experimental, playful prose–which probably reads either like it was written by an insane person to the people who don’t get poetry, or a tasty little morsel to the people who do. Anyone can submit poems via e-mail for consideration, and anyone can help publish the journal. Just contact the editors, and they’ll send back instructions and a PDF of the journal’s contents.

The journal’s emphasis on making poetry more accessible to the public has been hailed as something of a revolutionizing force for the languishing industry, but founder Adam Robinson has remained fairly modest. He says: “I don’t expect that by doing this I’m going to change anybody’s life. But for the ten seconds people stand in front of it, I hope they just kind of wonder about poetry again.”

Photos and poems after the jump.  Read more »

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