Classic Rock And New Wave Songs Brilliantly Reimagined As Vintage Pulp Fiction Paperbacks

“London Calling” re-imagines the classic Clash song as an issue of a 1950s-era pulp detective magazine. Prints come in four sizes, priced accordingly. Prints are on heavy, glossy archival-quality paper. The perfect gift for the punk rocker in your life.

Graphic artist Todd Alcott has brilliantly reimagined classic rock and new wave songs as vintage pulp-fiction paperback books. Continue reading »

The Milk Books Are Improving The Country’s Literacy With Stories Printed On Milk Packaging

Futura DDB Ljubljana and Spar Slovenia launched a new type of book that every household in Slovenia would read – a story printed on the milk packaging, with the intention to remind and encourage the residents to read more. The latest research from OECD discovered that Slovenia scored below average in literacy in comparison to other European countries (according to PIAAC Survey of Adult Skills in Slovenia 2016, OECD), as one out of every four Slovenians had issues with basic literacy. Continue reading »

“The New Past”: Artist Makes Vintage Surreal Collages Crafted From Soviet Books

Dutch artist Tamara Stoffers’s whimsical collages, made from Soviet-era books, have travelled to Brussels, Rotterdam, and Stockholm. Her current exhibition at Moscow’s Lumière Center of Photography, The New Past, is the first time her collages have been exhibited in the New East. Continue reading »

“On Fields Of Death & Desolation”: Dark And Haunting Illustrations By Tony Sandoval

You don’t hear enough about Mexican artist Tony Sandoval. Well, I don’t. And I’ve looked, I really have. His stories and sensibilities are unique, his artwork stunning in its layering and animation, and his ability to mix the dark with the irreverent in a way that isn’t either cloying or mercenary makes his work accessible but not pandering. He’s been nominated for three Eisners, but there’s not a lot of excited chatter about his work. There should be. Continue reading »

“Atlas Obscura”: The Magnificent Illustration Work Of Artist Kevin Hong

Kevin Hong is an Illustrator born and raised in New York. His work draws from his passion for anime and manga, classic JRPGs, video games, woodblock prints, and the internet. He graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in 2015. Continue reading »

French Artist Duo Uses Colorful Paper To Bring Scenes From Famous Literary Works To Life

“Kristin Lavransdatter” written by Sigrid Undset

Zim & Zou are a French artist duo, who avoid computer design and create beautiful installations using materials like paper, wood, and thread. However, even though the artists’, whose real names are Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann, use many different materials to create their art, the one they prefer the most is paper – and you better believe they can do some magical things with it. Continue reading »

Literary Tattoos In Honor of World Book Day

World Book Day is a huge, global celebration of all things books. Created by UNESCO in 1995, the original idea was conceived by Valencian writer Vicente Clavel Andrés “as a way to honor the author Miguel de Cervantes”. Continue reading »

Street Artists Turn Utrecht Apartment Building Into a Giant Bookcase Featuring Residents’ Favorite Books

Talented Dutch street artists Jan Is De Man and Deef Feed were given permission by the owner of an apartment building in Utrecht to create a large mural on the side. Continue reading »

When Modern Love Meets Classic Comic Books

Peter Nidzgorski is the artist provocateur behind the site This isn’t Happiness. Under the name Peteski, he blogs about art, photography, design, and disappointment. One of the big attractions of his site is his clever manipulation of images like these altered panels from classic love story comic books. Continue reading »

That’s How Bored Bookstore Employees Entertain Themselves

If you ever decide to visit Bordeaux, France make sure you visit this Instagram-famous bookstore Librairie Mollat that is well-known for its ongoing photo series called Book Face. Its employees have found an activity that brightens the day for them and their customers. Continue reading »

“The Endless Beyond”: Superb Fantasy And Creative Inspirations By Adrian Chesterman

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Born in London of Scottish descent, Adrian Chesterman, British painter and illustrator, was educated at the William Harvey School in Kent. It was here that he first discovered his burning passion for the visual arts. Continue reading »

Spies, Nazis, Beautiful Women, Mobs, Daredevil Explorers, Heroes & Traitors In Incredible Adventure Artworks Of Mort Künstler

Mort Künstler is best known today for his vivid paintings of scenes from American history, specifically the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. These works have been featured in books and calendars, and spotlighted in exhibitions around the country.

Less known is Künstler’s early work in men’s adventure magazines, a unique genre that populated newsstands from the 1950s through the late ‘70s. Also known as “men’s sweats,” because most covers featured a sweaty, shirtless guy facing some type of peril, scores of adventure titles vied for a reader’s attention with eye-popping headlines such as “Death Orgy of the Leopard Women” and “Weasels Ripped My Flesh!” Continue reading »

“Reading The Road”: River Of 11,000 Glowing Books Flows Down City Street

Thousands of books spanned from sidewalk to sidewalk in Ann Arbor’s Literature vs Traffic installation, creating a space for quiet reflection on the value of pedestrian-friendly public spaces and the absence of noise pollution. The intersection of Liberty and State, a major juncture in this college town, was closed down for a day and night to allow the work to be deployed and enjoyed. Continue reading »

Extremely Shortened Versions of Classic Books For Lazy People

Illustrator John Atkinson (previously here and here) has been working hard lately to help you save a lot of time. Thanks to his latest creation you can now read ultra-condensed classic books! Continue reading »

Fictional Self-Help Books By Johan Deckmann

Copenhagen-based artist Johan Deckmann examines the complications of life through clever titles painted on the covers of fictional self-help books that appear to tackle life’s biggest questions, fears, and absurdities. Continue reading »