Double Takes: The Power of Books: Mladen Penev

These photographs by artist Mladen Penev ‘blew my mind.’ They’re part of a series from 2005 titled The Power of Books. I love the simplicity he uses to convey such a powerful message. These, along with the other work on his website, are worth a look! (Found via Why Me?)

Double Takes: Book End Page Illustrations

Way back when, and sometimes still today, books would contain decorative papers between the front and back covers enticing readers or relating to the story. It’s an unknown and forgotten form of art that is the unique subject showcased on Drawger, a blog site for illustrators. (image by Lou Brooks)

Double Takes: Book Autopsies: Brian Dettmer

Brian Dettmer is an artist who has managed to combine two of my favorite things in life: visual art and books. He creates incredible pieces of artwork by carving into books to reveal their textual and pictorial content. Words can’t possibly do it justice.