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Turning old books into art by folding the pages into words [5 pictures]

Mar 31, 2013 By Abraham

This project by photographer Luciana Frigerio seems highly doable by even the non-artistically-gifted. If any of you have ever tried it, let us know if it’s as simple as it looks…

(via The Inspiration)


  1. Juli says:

    Looks incredibly complicated to me. Combination of art and engineering and geometry. Not at all “highly doable” by a non-artist!

  2. Kc says:

    At first I thought the third photo spelled you “You 8 me”. Eating another person seemend a strage sentiment to display this way.

  3. Pspaughtamus says:

    There is something about this that bothers the bibliophile in me. How do you read the books after they’ve been folded like this?

    1. Becky says:

      You’d need to use a copy of a book that isn’t readable or going to be read anyway. I have a friend who makes notebooks using old hardback books, but only if the pages are stained or damaged or if the book was going to be destroyed, not ‘healthy’ copies.

      It looks incredibly complex to make, to get the letters so even. I love them!

  4. Brittney says:

    I love book art and have just recently tried my hand at it. I’m working on bringing an Etsy shop to fruition, but have a Facebook page started. Since I’m new to the book-folding world, my prices are pretty reasonable compared to other shops out there. Check me out at http://www.facebook.com/booksbybrittney and I’d be happy to make you a custom order!

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