This Del Kathryn Barton tissue art was rescued from the bin and turned into a masterpiece

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By Mark Gowing in New Art on Thursday 27 August 2015

Artist Tim Moore accumulated this collection of found blotting tissues while working as an assistant to Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton. One afternoon while Moore was doing the weekly studio clean-up he opened a couple of the scrunched-up tissues.

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Supermodel Coco Rochas executes 1000 poses in 3 days and show us why she is ‘Queen of the Pose’

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By Kenny Ong in New Photography on Saturday 8 November 2014

This will make the purrfect Christmas gift for your model wannabe niece. Supermodel Coco Rocha has collaborated with photographer Steven Sebring to launch a 2,000-page tome published by HarperCollins called The Study of Pose. Known as the Queen of the Pose, Rocha executed some 1,000 poses which were shot from 100 angles by 100 cameras arranged in a circle around her.

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Everybody Dies: a cheerfully depressing children’s book

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By Milo Sumner in New Illustration on Tuesday 12 August 2014

Let’s get this out in the open shall we, there’s not use beating around the bush. The sorry fact is that, unless you’re an immortal jellyfish, you’re eventually going to die. But it’s not all bad! Once you get over the initial hump of accepting you’re inevitable doom there’s actually a funny side to death… […]

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The entire text of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, gloriously reprinted on 2,500 bodies as tattoos

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 31 July 2014

Litographs, which creates lit-inspired products like t-shirts and bags, has taken wearable art to the next stage with temporary literary tattoos for bibliophiles. To launch its first collection of literary tattoos from fifteen literature classics, it has turned to Kickstarter for help. What’s even better is Litographs’ plan to form the World’s Longest Tattoo Chain with 2,500 people.

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Don’t let the book bugs bite! Open books absolutely engulf this headboard

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 21 July 2014

Canberra-based graphic designer Kassandra wanted a homelier feel to her new apartment when she moved in a couple of years ago, so she snapped up lots of old books from a thrift shop, and hammered 27 of these onto wood that was then put up as the headboard. It looks glorious, though we can’t help […]

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This may be the most insane colouring book ever

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Wednesday 25 June 2014

Illustrator Peter Deligdisch has created what must be the most maddeningly challenging coloring book in history. Between The Lines, which is filled with 22 gorgeous hand-drawn illustrations by Deligdisch, features enough intricate detailing and densely packed lines to drive even coloring fanatics crazy. Amazingly, people have actually completed some of these successfully. All things are […]

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Antique book bound in human skin found at Harvard

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Monday 16 June 2014

The book Arsene Houssaye’s Des destinees de l’ame (On the destiny of the soul) is part of the antique book collection of Harvard University’s Houghton Library. What’s extra special about it came to light only recently when scientists confirmed that it is bound in human skin. This conclusion endorses the veracity of a handwritten note […]

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Natalya Balnova’s Day Job series features the mundane jobs of famous writers

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By Jake Sheridan in New Art on Thursday 14 November 2013

Charles Bukowski, Kurt Vonnegut, T.S. Eliot, what do these creatives have in common? They all had day jobs. And they are captured here in Natalya Balnova’s work entitled Day Jobs, a book project that looks at the lives of famous artists, writers, poets and musicians and beautifully illustrates and notes the ordinary day jobs that […]

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Stories of Immigrants and Refugees Told Through Food

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By Darwin Cosico in New Products on Friday 18 October 2013

Millions of people around the world have no choice but to flee their homeland to escape genocide, torture, persecution and war. In Australia, public debate about asylum seekers and refugees right has been distorted by myths and misunderstandings. It’s a global issue that must be discussed openly, and a topic that every Australian should know […]

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Daily lessons from history’s most creative people

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 15 October 2013

A new book out by Mason Currey, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, details what we’ve wondered for years: how did the most creative people in history live? Did they have particular rituals in their daily lives to keep them on track in their quest for creativity? Apparently Benjamin Franklin was fond of morning ‘air baths’ […]

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Secret works of art on the edges of book pages

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 20 September 2013

In the world of art, anything and everything can be your canvas. Recently, the University of Iowa discovered a four-volume set of books from 1837. These books contain ‘fore-edge paintings’ – works of art that can only be revealed when you fan the pages part-way open.

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A clock that safeguards a book in it

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Monday 1 July 2013

Devin Montgomery from Pittsburgh sounds like a rocking dad. He made a clock with a book hidden within as a birthday gift for his baby son, and is now looking to manufacture it and share the magic with the world with the help of Kickstarter. We love how you have to figure out the riddle […]

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AlphabeNt celebrates the beauty of broken, glitched letters

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By Daniel Purvis in New Art on Tuesday 25 June 2013

Enthralled by the colourful, unpredictable and disjointed imperfections of glitch art, Drew Taylor and I created the AlphbabeNt project: we’d break the 26 characters of the Latin alphabet. Tempered with an unfettered belief in the power of print, we published the collection as a book to force the reader to stop and consider the new […]

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Qantas creates books that only last for the flight

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Trends on Tuesday 28 May 2013

Australian airline Qantas have always been at the forefront of innovation. Partnering with advertising network Droga5 and publishers Hachette, their latest initiative sees the airline creating a series of novels that last for only as long as the flight. Entitled ‘Stories For Every Journey’, the series is a pretty neat idea. The only we problem […]

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Autobiography by the frontman of The Eels

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By Esben Svane in New Music on Wednesday 20 March 2013

One of my favorite contemporary artists and songwriters, Mark Oliver Everett, also known as Eels or ‘E’, has released an eye-opening autobiography and he doesn’t want to bore you with shit that doesn’t matter. He’s completely honest and it’s an amazing experience to get the full story about his family, his depressive whereabouts and the […]

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