Tuesday, April 25, 2006

new faces

reinterpretations of classics
What do libraries do with old books that can't be used anymore? Throw them away? Wrong answer!
They create art, that's what they do. "Long Overdue: Book Renewal" is a project put together by the Maine College of Art and the Portland Public Library. They took books that were out of circulation and gave 200 artists the opportunity to express themselves through collage, deconstruction of text and any other way they wanted.
Now the "new" books are back in circulation, after they've been presented to the public eye.
We think this is a nice initiative, bearing in mind the fact that we just celebrated Earth Day on the 22nd of April. Of course recycling is great for the environment, but this kind of action shows us that it can also be cool!


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