All Thumbs Studio

Books as Art

Lately I have been obsessed with sketchbooks as series of drawings. I have a few and they are slowing being “written” like books. I have the Japanese folded book; the Landscape Book; The Fortune Cookie Book; and I have been offered a scroll as well.

I am a member of the “Asemic Writing: The New Post-Literate” group on Facebook. In the past 6 months I have watched beautiful book work pass through the feed. This is clearly inspiring my work as well.

In the asemic art world, there are some great examples of taking old books and combining the writing concept with the craft art journal approach.

Books. Perhaps we are moving into a “post-book” world for the readers out there. Perhaps this will bring a resurgence of the book as art.

Lucinda Sherlock