The folks at Pop Chart Labs have put together a poster for the select few of you who are both literature lovers and grammar geeks. For the rest of you, their work might give you terrifying flashbacks of 7th grade English class.
They collected the first lines of several classic novels…and diagrammed them.
The Animal Rescue League of Berks County has a novel program. They let any kid in grades 1 through 8 come and read to cats at the shelter. According to ARL, the program serves the dual purpose of improving the kids’ reading ability and soothing the cats, who enjoy the rhythmic sounds of a human voice.
As an additional benefit, it also produces adorable photos…
Terry Border used to be a commercial photographer, but he hated it. So in 2006, he started his “Bent Objects” project. “Basically,” he says, “the project concerns adding wire to ordinary objects to help pose them as living characters, usually telling a story, and then photographing them. For some reason people liked it.”
Yes, we do.
A a part of this ongoing work, he created “Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs,” a series in which old books are turned into characters of themselves. Here are a few…
Whether she’s using a 1946 version of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to create Tom and Huck on a river raft or a book about the migratory birds of the East Coast to create a Duck Dynasty piece, Jodi Harvey-Brown tears books apart to create incredible sculptures depicting scenes from the very books she’s just destroyed.
After spontaneously creating her first sculpture from a tattered book she found in an old box of used books, the Pennsylvania artist had found her niche. While she normally shapes her own characters from the pages of the books, she occasionally uses the illustrations in the books as the characters in the scene she’s constructing, breathing new life into the original content of the books.