Friday, September 21, 2012

Bookart: five random words art piece.

This is a small book project that I had a hard time thinking because of the weird (but fun) concept. The concept is five random words. I randomly opened the dictionary and then randomly pointed anywhere on the pages five times. I must put that five words into a book.  I got...1.complimentary 2.long-headed 3.Morpheus ribbon 5.sophistication.

Morpheus is a Greek god  of dream. Dream is pretty easy because it could be anything. I wrote down some quote about Morpheus by anonymous writer to indicate the content "Dream"   

I read the description "long-headed" it says " having a dolichocephalic head"...I was like "What~~??" I searching for more meaning and found out that this word relate to human anthropology and some scientific stuff that hard to mix with other words. I ended up paste this long headed gentleman which I randomly found on Google into the back page.

This is why I love this book structure! It could be either a home decoration hanging from the ceiling or an art piece on my shelf.

Thank you Martha Stewart paper puncher for all these awesome pattern once again!  

Dream could be anything. It could be abstract images, ideas, or memories, and this red flowing dotty circular shapes are really matching with the content dream.

I put green spiral paper on the other side for a first word complimentary "colors".  It's a scrap paper I found in a class's drawer which I luckily found it. This book has a good feedback from both my instructor and classmates. l would says that's this book represent the fifth word "sophistication".   

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bookart: The carousel of Benjamin Franklin

The Benjamin Franklin bookart was created by carousel structure. I finished this book during class just for fun, but it turn out to be a great one. 

I got all these vintage images from National Geographic magazine during 1970s-1980s. I can't remember exactly what year it is. The magazine had a special topic on Ben Franklin as I see it contains so many images and story, which mean a great material for an art piece!

Ben Franklin's side story at the back page of carousel.

Three layered of carousel structure.

I really like to turn the book into the carousal like this. The book look like a small art piece or a vintage toy this way.
Text: "The charming science", Franklin called music. After he heard water glasses played in London, he had glass hemispheres blown and ground to produce 37 tones and mounted in a case.  Seated, he played the moistened revolving edges with his fingers.   
Text: To thwart counterfeiters, Franklin designed currency containing the prints of actual leaves, since he had observed that no two are alike. At 42 he took David Hall as his working partner and retired to a King George II, he fought for the people's causes: military defense and tax relief.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Bookart: Book of sweets

A book of sweets

This one made by using a sewing method and glue between two Anthropologie's bags. 

The assignment is "smell inspired". I had to create a content which inspired by one of the random smells in class. I choose a smell of spun sugar plus vanilla to create this book. Thanks to the Martha Stewart's paper puncher for such a cute detail on each page.  

The content is international sweet. For example, french pastries.

Japanese pastries that I like.

It took me pretty long for all content was done by hand. But google the reference and information to write took longer.

And of course! a sweet from my country is a must-have:D
Here another work from bookart class:D I personally love this book's structure the most. I wish you guys love it too!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Bookart : A series of miniature ducks

A cute little thing in a slipcase.

How it's look like when you flip through it.

How it's look like when you unfold it.

This assignment is to create a book by only folding, no glue or sewing.

This is one of the books I made during summer in a bookart class. It's a small book that carry a lot of patterns in a duck shape. Thanks Paper source for such a cool duck shape paper puncher.