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#OneToFollow – Bookish Social Media accounts for your delectation
27th May 2020
#OneToFollow – Bookish (and travel) Social Media accounts for your delectation.
We are all pretty much stuck at home at the moment. I know that I am in a groove, following and interacting with the same people on Social Media so it dawned on me what fun it would be to find new and interesting accounts across the spectrum, all who feature some bookish (and travel) element.
So we are kicking off with a few of favourite recent discoveries!
Tom Gauld was born in 1976 and grew up in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He is a cartoonist and illustrator and his work is regularly published in the The Guardian, The New Yorker and New Scientist. He has created a number of comic books. He lives in London with his family.
Miles Hyman is an artist who specialises in graphic novels and adaptations of classic literature. His work has been shown in galleries around the world and has appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, and GQ. He is the grandson of Shirley Jackson. He lives in Paris.
Joel Robinson is a 33 year old fine art photographer from Canada. He’s been creating and sharing his conceptual portraiture work for the last 9 years. His interest in story telling and self expression through art is what motivates him to create and share his work with people around the world.
Lilys S Morgan loves to wander through the world of words. If she is not holed up in Hogwarts, standing on the battlefield with Aelin Galathynius or saving a world, then she thinks of her own stories and tries to get them down on paper.
“Books are dying. There are so many that go to the garbage. It’s crazy. If I can paint on them, I’m giving them a second chance.”
“Creating unique literary jewels from the pages of vintage books”
Jeremy May has captured the beauty of paper via a unique laminating process. Littlefly paper jewellery is made by laminating hundreds sheets of paper together, then carefully finishing to a high gloss. The paper is selected and carefully removed from a book, and the jewellery re-inserted in the excavated space.
Each piece is impossible to replicate, and is unique to the wearer. The beauty of the jewels extends within the piece: text and images pass all the way though the object, only exposed at the surfaces – giving a tantalising glimpse of the book within.
Paper has been used for communication since its invention; either between humans or in an attempt to communicate with the spirit world. Su employs this delicate, accessible medium and uses irreversible, destructive processes to reflect on the precariousness of the world we inhabit and the fragility of our life, dreams and ambitions.
Do you know of someone who creates art within the realm of books? Someone who you think is worth following? Let us know in the Comments below who you think we should all be following, someone who deserves even more recognition than the are perhaps getting! Looking forward to seeing your suggestions!
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