by tag – accordion books

Ghost National Forest, screenprinted pop-up book - kim ku

We’re suckers for accordion books, paper-cut, and whimsy. So at the LineWork NW festival, when we saw this little accordion from New York based illustrator/designer Kim Ku, it was a must-have. Check out her Etsy shop, where this item, and a few others are available.

For one more along these same lines see our earlier post on a Shelby Arnold project.

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shelf / / Kim Ku — posted on January 4th, 2015

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shelf / / Shelby Arnold — posted on June 11th, 2014

White Poplars - John Dilnot (3)

Here’s an odd and unexpected delight from John Dilnot. White Poplars is a simple “one idea” book that would be at home in Various Small Books, a recent ode to Ed Ruscha from the MIT Press. This one is a collection of photographs of graffitied and scarred poplar trees in Alicante, Spain, bound as accordian books in corrugated cardboard. 2 similar volumes in a slip case, edition of 500, inkjet and rubber stamps.

The item is available from the artist’s site. Take a look around because he has a handful of artists’ books divided across two pages: “Little Books” and “Bigger Books“.

White Poplars - John Dilnot (1)
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And just in case you are as curious as we were, yes, you can see these same trees in Google Street View.

shelf / / John Dilnot — posted on April 22nd, 2013

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