Friday, 3 June 2011

2011 Spring Swap: LinenLaidFelt

Several months ago my husband picked up a 1966 Britannica Wold Atlas for free on a trip to Baltimore. There's a place called Book Thing of Baltimore that gives away used books. But there's one catch: you can only take 150,000 free books per day, per person.

The atlas was packed with outdated, quirky data colorfully displayed on dozens of political and topographical maps from around the world. I decided to repurpose the pages of the atlas into a series of sculptural books featuring the vibrant map imagery. The books unfold in a malleable array of pages to reveal a random assortment of maps and graphics. When closed, the folds return to an orderly stack. --Katie of LinenLaidFelt

More photos of these vintage map books and Katie's other creations can be viewed in her shop here. (I apologize for missing Katie's swap book in the first round! She sent it to me by the deadline but it got lost in my inbox. Sorry, Katie!)


PrairiePeasant said...

Beautiful! This book contains some of my favourite things: maps and origami folds in books!

Katie said...

Thank you so much!