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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 »

Sinister Parodies Of Classic Children’s Books

“Bad Children’s Books” or the classic children’s books from 1940’s to 1960’s hijacked by illustrator Bob Staak. Subversive, disturbed, twisted, but full of humor! Continue reading »

This Infinity Book Store Looks Like An Endless Tunnel Of Books


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This bookstore and library in Yangzhou, eastern China, has transformed its space into an endless space of books, with some clever mirror trickery. Continue reading »

Artist Uses 100,000 Banned Books To Build A Full-Size Parthenon At Historic Nazi Book Burning Site


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Argentinian artist Marta Minujín, 74, has created a monumental replica of the Greek Parthenon from 100,000 copies of banned books. According to the artist, it symbolizes the resistance to political repression. Continue reading »

Fragmented Ink Paintings On Arrays Of Vintage Books By Ekaterina Panikanova

Spread across the opened pages of books pinned against the wall like insect specimens, Russian-born artist Ekaterina Panikanova creates ink paintings that appear like fragments of memory. Continue reading »

Read 15 Classic Books In Under A Minute

Sometimes reading 350-page novel is just too much work. Thankfully, there’s Book-A-Minute Classics! Continue reading »

Sleep In A Bookshelf With 5000 Books In Kyoto’s New Bookstore-Themed Hostel

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Book And Bed is “an accommodation bookshop”. The perfect setting for a good nights sleep is something you will not find here. There are no comfortable mattresses, fluffy pillows nor lightweight and warm down duvets. What we do offer is an experience while reading a book (or comic book). An experience shared by everyone at least once: the blissful “instant of falling asleep”. It is already 2 am but you think just a little more… with heavy drooping eye lids you continue reading only to realize you have fallen asleep. Continue reading »

Some Guy Is Leaving Hilarious Fake Trivia Books In Bookstores

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If you haven’t visited a bookstore lately, you really should. And not just for the thousands upon thousands of books with countless tales that could influence you for a lifetime. But maaaainly for the chance of stumbling upon one of reddit users caducus fake books. Yes, fake. Recently, he teamed with reddit artist dinosaur_copilot & collaborated on a book of ridiculous fake trivia and has been dropping them off at random book stores all over the place. Continue reading »

This Woman Painted Her Staircase To Look Like Books And It’s Amazing

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Image courtesy of Philippa Branham

Pippa Branham considers herself crafty, but she recently put her DIY skills to the test by transforming her plain old staircase into a veritable masterpiece. Branham and her family moved into their first permanent home in the UK last year, which meant she finally had a chance to make her mark with a one-of-a-kind home improvement project. Continue reading »

Cool Bookmarks For Cool People Who Love Books

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According to Lena and Dmitriy, design duo from Ukraine: “We’re a team of creators and makers who like to read. The idea behind our bookmarks was to create something which will add a stylish touch to any book you’re reading. Thus our metal CoolBookmarks were born. The bookmarks are laser cut out of thin metal, hand polished, bent into shape and powder coated with durable paint.” Continue reading »

Anonymous Artist Is Photoshopping Kids Books, And The Result Is Hilariously

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Mark March 11th on your calendar, for it is a day that will go down in history as the founding date of Paperback Paradise, “The world’s #1 used book store.” After the Berenst(E)ain Bears Conspiracy of 2015, it should come as no surprise that many of the books that you read in your childhood are not as you remember them. In particular, that their titles are radically different. Continue reading »

Japanese Master Restores Old Books

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Okano Nobuo is a fine craftsman who have been patching up old books in poor condition making them look brand new for the last 33 years. Have a look how skilfully he does it. Continue reading »