As bonified typography geeks, wed love to see the series turned into an actual, usable font. Su blackwell makes amazing book sculptures, made by cutting three dimensional popup sculptures out of the pages of books. For this special pledge, you will receive one of seven original booksculptures with a fairy tale theme, photographs of which, will illustrate the story book over a double page spread. A collage of su blackwells altered book art paper sculptures as seen in her exciting new project. Best known for constructing delicate sculptures from the pages of. Art popup book artilove afbeeldingsresultaat voor pop up boeken alberto parise and giovanni pasini have created this very detailed sculpture completely constructed out of 30 different colors and types of paper, sponsored by polyhedra, that measures two and a half metres wide and took one month to construct. For her latest standout exhibition, she was inspired by how ones dwelling can act as an imaginative space. However, book is so much more than pages full of words. We visit her in her london studio to find out more about her work. This book sculpture fro me really captures the melancholy in this part of the tale, sent away from home where the light is burning. The british artistwho has created 142 book sculptures to dateanswered a few questions about her process. Threedimensional book sculptures by su blackwell wired. Su blackwell is a famous british artist and art director, working predominantly within the realm of paper. It is ready for wall hanging or just to place on a shelf.
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Su finds her books in secondhand book shops and always reads them first before starting to sculpt. Su blackwell is a londonbased artist who produces remarkable book sculptures, stage settings, and major art installations. Su blackwell brings the fairytale world to life in these stunning book sculptures. From the pages of an open book her artwork springs to life. See more ideas about book sculpture, sculpture and book art. The sculpture case measures approximately 18 high, 9. A collage of su blackwell s altered book art paper sculptures as seen in her exciting new project. Su blackwell brings her favorite stories to life by transforming books into art. Nobody makes a story come alive quite like su blackwell. Apr 09, 2010 for the ultimate metaconceptual book art, look no further royal college of art graduates hanna nilsson, sofia osterhus and markus bergstrom, a. Dec 08, 2012 su blackwell s clients include vogue germany and harpers bazaar. The definition may sound simple, but the world of artist books can be a bewildering place.
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