Mille Cuirs Handcrafted Monster Book

If you appreciate impeccable hand craftsmanship and an eye for monstrous detail you’ll be amazed by this Monster Book from Canadian artist, Mille Cuirs. These leather grimoire blank books from Mille Cuirs are a real sight to behold and it’s hard not to be impressed with the painstaking detail which has gone into their creation. The monstrous designs are perfectly suited to the workspaces of those with a penchant for horror of those looking to document their musings in a book that looks quite unlike anything else out on the market. The Mille Cuirs Monster Book is a handmade item which has been put together from leather, paper, PVA glue, cardboard, glass eyes, thread and, if Cuirs is to be believed, damned souls. The visual impact of this spectacular creation is second to none and there are sure to be plenty of horror movie fans out there who will be able to find a spot for this top notch creation on their desks or throughout their home. The similar book covers creates Aniko Kolesnikova but not so scary.

If You Want To Read This Book – Solve All Puzzles

Merging two of the ultimate pastimes – books and puzzles – the Codex Silenda has to be physically solved in order to read it. These aren’t simple word games and math problems, but rather deviously complicated mechanical puzzles crafted from laser-cut wood that are embedded within each part of this 5-page book. The solution to each puzzle physically unlocks the next page. As the reader moves through the book a short story is also revealed, etched on pages opposite the puzzles. The Codex Silenda was created by industrial designer Brady Whitney who is currently funding the it as project on Kickstarter. At the moment it looks like all funding tiers involving the book have filled, quadrupling their funding goals, but maybe they’ll add additional levels soon.

Fairytale Book Covers By Latvian Artist Aniko Kolesnikova

Elaborate book covers have been Aniko Kolesnikova’s passion since 2009. The Latvian designer-artist, working under the name Mandarin Duck, specializes in creating dragon-, animal-, bird-, fantasy-, and nature-inspired polymer journals. She occasionally takes custom orders, too. Bookbinding in the West is recorded from the 5th century onwards, although the earliest surviving book is the 8th-century St. Cuthbery Gospel. Books were bound in materials such as wood, leather, and cloth, but did you know that some books were also bound in human skin? This is called anthropodermic bibliopegy. Kolesnikova has made YouTube tutorials on journal cover design too, so if binding with skin isn’t your thing, she’ll teach you how to do it with polymer.

Delicious Sandwich Book by Pawel Piotrowski

Let us show you yummy design project Sandwich Book made by Polish freelance photographer and graphic designer Pawel Piotrowski. Pawel created really “delicious” book. In this book every page is a delicious layer of sandwich filling. So flip through this book! And.. Bon Appetit!

Unique Wooden Letters Decor

Young Italian architects Giulia Bortolotti and Lucio Leone, who are based in New York City, shared their latest project called Wooden Letters, which consists of an alphabet of letters that can have everyday applications. For example, this set of B-O-O-K is intended to serve as book storage. The letters are handcrafted creations by skilled woodworker artisans using water-based paint and sealers.

Book Art by Jonathan Wolstenholme

Jonathan Wolstenholme is a British artist and illustrator best known for his amazingly detailed works deriving from a love of old books. Books on Books is a series of illustrations in which the book world is being described by… the books. Jonathan Wolstenholme combines his appreciation of surrealism, his fondness for antiquarian books, and his wry humor in creating his clever and engaging anthropomorphic images. In doing so, he has created a popular niche for his art, and brought attention to a disappearing art-form; the ancient hallmark of creating books.

Wooden Typographic Bookshelf

Displaying a wonderful typographic design, this personal bookshelf embodies the designer’s passion for typography and words, adding personality and originality to contemporary interior designs. Imagined by graphic designer Matt Innes in collaboration with Saori Kajiwara, this bookshelf is a great method of displaying your favorite books in a fresh and creative manner, showing how typography can prove useful around the house.

Book-Lamp “Lumio”

“The name Lumio is inspired by the idea of an illuminated book. The light turns on when you open the cover and turns off when it’s closed. Lumio illuminates when you need light and stows away compactly when unused, ideal for modern living. Adjust the lamp as your lighting needs change throughout the day. Use it as a table lamp, a wall sconce, ceiling pendant, ambient lighting, outdoor lighting or come up with your own unique ways to use Lumio.” The project recently launched on Kickstarter, and has already surpassed its target goal by more than 200%. Take a look!

15 Creative Bookends

It’s been quite long time then we last time show you collection of interesting product designs and today we want to correct it. In the following collection you will see the most interesting and creative bookends. Unusual and stylish they can be a good present for your friend if he likes to read and have lots of books. With the help of this collection you can select a bookend that will perfectly suit for your friend, emphasize his character. Or you can pick up a bookend for your own interior. In any case this collection of creative bookends will be helpful. Have fun!

Invisible Bookshelf

Let us show you cool and innovative book shelf called “Conceal book shelf” by Umbra. It’s made of powder coated steel and hangs simply on the wall with the included hardware. Its design is quite simple but creates illusion that book shelf isn’t even exists and all books in your room float in the air. It holds up to 15 pounds of books. Your friend will be amazed for sure. If you want to add some “magic” to your interior – buy these book shelves for just $10.99 here.

Alexander Korzer-Robinson’s Book Art

UK-based artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson carves out spectacular storybook scenes from old books and encyclopedias. All images in the final work are seen from their original place in the book. Korzer-Robinson creates his book art by cutting into pages, exposing some of the illustrations while removing others, but never adding anything into a scene. “The most challenging aspect for me is to find the hidden narrative in the books I cut up… During the actual process, cutting around some of the images and cutting out others, the narrative of the composition evolves further, and the final pieces is a result of planning and chance… for me encyclopedias are as good as it gets. Since the articles of an encyclopedia are just connected by alphabetical order, it creates the most interesting juxtapositions. To make meaning out of this mass of seemingly disjointed imagery is a true joy for me.” Have fun!

“The WisdomTree” Bookshelf by Jordi Milà

Let us show you interesting concept of bookshelf called “The WisdomTree” and created by Spanish designer Jordi Milá. “The WisdomTree is for people who see books as a source of knowledge and emotions and not simply as decorative objects. Its fluid and organic shape is inspired by growth of a plant. The books that represent the fruit of knowledge are supported by pieces covered in leather.” Have fun!

Creative Bookshelf “Check” by Jongho Park

We’ve shown you a lot of different creative bookshelves and here is another interesting design. Created by Jongho Park this bookshelf called Check was made by gathering the plywood of birch, and by attaching the square shape of iron of checking article shape to the back of the wood. Such design will graphically illustrate your love to books, design and furniture. Quite interesting, don’t you think?

Landscapes from Old Books by Guy Laramee

Guy Laramee from Canada creates increadible sculptures from old books. Rather the material for the art works are old dictionaries and encyclopedias. From these books Guy carves landscapes and plateau, and then paints them in natural colors. "My work, in 3D as well as in painting, originates from the very idea that ultimate knowledge could very well be an erosion instead of an accumulation. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening." Enjoy!

Written Portraits for
Collective Promotion Dutch Literature

Each year CPNB (Collective Promotion Dutch Literature) organises the Dutch Book Week to promote Dutch literature. And every year a specific genre is being profiled. This year the (auto) biography is featured. This is translated in the theme “Geschreven Portretten”, which translates in “Written Portraits”. Van Wanten Etcetera created the campaign, which show the different faces behind the (auto) biographies. Anne Frank, Vincent van Gogh, Louis van Gaal and Kader Abdollah (writer of the biographic Book Week give away). Souverein made the artwork and did an amazing job creating realistic images. Even original book pages were used for the text inside the portraits to get right structure for each portrait.

Extraordinary CV of Patrycja Zywert

Have you ever seen a beautiful and original CV of graphic designer? Usually it is ordinary documents. But the portfolio of Patrycja Zywert from UK is really something extraordinary and stylish. In her book she has collected examples of her works: typography, especially letterpress and hand lettering and packaging design. A CV comes in a hand made envelope. We hope that this unconventional way will bear fruit and design studios will notice the talented designer as we did.

Words Create Worlds

Czech bookstore Anagram has a slogan – words create worlds. Pretty short slogan but with deep sense. This slogan was used for advertising company created by advertising agensy Kaspen. Every picture is fully consistent with slogan and force you to carefully look at it. Professional work!

Amazing Book Art of Robert The

They’re still books – only a bit changed. All these books were transformed into visual art, but still they’re books. American artist and a mathematician with a strange name, Robert The makes bizarre creations from books for many years. His art works are stored in many private collections and are exhibited in modern museums. These quite unusual and creative creations will surely find its place in modern art.

Hilaroius Fairy Tales of Brothers Grimm

This creative book was created for diploma project by illustrator from Germany Andreas Krapf. It contains 17 of the most famous fairy tales by the brothers Grimm but in a bit cruel version than we know today. Hilarious combination of humorous and colorful illustrations with the well-known tales makes this book fantastic!