Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Nicholas Jones in 'Book Art'

Melbourne 'dapper dude' Nicholas Jones has been included in the publication Book Art, a collection documenting the work of artists who use books in their work.

For centuries books have contained and presented the written words that have allowed humankind to study and interpret the world. As texts have become readily available through different media, contemporary artists have been increasingly exploring the interplay between the function, structure, and format of books. Book Art is a stunning documentation of current art, installation, and design created with and from books. The fascinating range of examples, which is as diverse as books themselves, offers eloquent proof that—despite or because of digital media’s inroads as sources of text information—the book’s legacy as a carrier of ideas and communication is being expanded today.

Here are some scans from the book... what lovely work you've made Mr Jones!

To watch Nicholas in action, make sure you visit our Open Studios stand at Design Made Trade this weekend where Nicholas will be busy working away.  

Click here to read more about our Open Studios program (which features other artists/designers like PRIMOEZA, Odds&endS, Leah Jackson, Emily Green, Kirsten Perry and more!)

Tickets to DMT are $10, but if you drop by Craft Victoria we'll give you a pass for free :-)

PS, Nicholas was also featured in last night's Made by Hand, click here to view his segment.

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