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Books will make us free! celebrating public domain for The Poundshop on the BBC

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I have been lucky to have been involved with The Poundshop since my student days so when Sara Melin and George Wu, funders of The Poundshop, contacted me to be part of their latest shop linked to their BBC appearance, I couldn’t have been happier. The Poundshop is a pop up shopping project based on the idea of selling quality designer products at affordable prices….

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So, what is Book Art?

Book Arts, Events, Talks Mina 1 min read
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Next time someone asks me ‘what is Book Art’ I’ll refer them to this diagram by Clive Phillpot. I went to see him talk at the Whitechapel Gallery as part of a discussion with Antony Hudek of Occasional Papers about his upcoming book ‘Booktrek: Selected Essays on Artists’ Books since 1972′. He gave the audience very interesting (controversial?) definitions of all this apple, lemon and…

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A box full of books

Book Arts Mina 1 min read
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Had a lot of fun making this box a few weeks ago for Jane Drinkwater’s class. It is indeed full of failed and successful models and experiments: concertina and accordion books, coptic and japanese stitching, origami and a mix of it all. I learnt a lot and will definitely use and modify some of the structures for future book projects.