I am quite enamoured by these thumbprint portraits created by artist Cheryl Sorg.
Cheryl creates the portraits using your own thumbprint and the titles of your favourite fifty or sixty books. “This custom work is especially for the avid reader and the resulting artwork will be a truly one-of-a-kind portrait that captures you, through the things you’ve read and loved, been transported and transformed by.” What a unique idea!
I find collections of things really fascinating. I collect old, old letters (I think my oldest is from the late 1800’s), vintage postcards of bears, sugar skulls, crucifixes and magazines (I lost count at 500). I think that’s why I love these prints from Typologies – they show how things can be the same but so very different too.
So, what do you collect?
Writers and Their Typewriters
Evolution of the Surfboard
Great American Novels
If you have a love of retro’ish art you’re going to love these prints from Dewey Howard. I’m getting a really heavy 70’s vibe from these ones. So much beautiful colour!
Bring on the sunshiny days of spring! Doesn’t this print by Kelly Ventura make you pine for summertime? (Well not my northern hemisphere friends, you’ve had your summer fun!)
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Leaves of Grass 2014
Leaves of Grass 2014 Detail
I can’t remember where I first came across Brian Dettmer’s work but the images of his amazingly detailed book sculptures have stayed with me. I admire artists like Brian so much. He sees unlimited potential in books. He sees past their function.
“The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time. The book’s intended function has decreased and the form remains linear in a non-linear world,” says Brian. “By altering physical forms of information and shifting preconceived functions, new and unexpected roles emerge. This is the area I currently operate in. Through meticulous excavation or concise alteration I edit or dissect communicative objects or systems such as books, maps, tapes and other media. The medium’s role transforms. Its content is recontextualized and new meanings or interpretations emerge.”
The Master and Margarita
Because sometimes you just need so cute deer art, isn’t that right Oana Befort?
Fawn and Flora>
This print by Arsenal Handicraft is awesome. By day you can see a mountaineer making his way up a rocky bluff. By night the print lights up, revealing the happy camper safely tucked in a tend on a plateau. So freaking cool
No Bad Days
Just a couple of #truthbombs from Such Sweet Tierney to get you through hump day.