20 Lovely Book Arts

These books reveal both the creative process and the ideas of the artist in question. Format and binding methods vary, several works demonstrated expertise in traditional binding, others take old books produced back as a form of art. These books look aesthetically beautiful and can be used as reference material in creating your own book arts.

Lovely Book Art Ideas


1. Solander Case & Roundback Book via Tom Northey

Book Arts

Book Arts

Solander Case & Roundback Book in Marine Grey and Bubble Gum Pink. Designed and Handmade by Tom Northey at Bookworks EC2A.

2. Emotive Type Book "Piglet Meets A Heffalump" via Akoua Smith

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Book Arts

Emotive Type Book.

3. What Is Book Arts - Handmade Book via Samantha Schaefer

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Book Arts

A handmade pocket book describing what "Book Arts" is, and how it is defined.

4. Alby's Pesto via Alberto Contestabili

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Book Arts

This book is a collection of inspirational quotes for travelers to carry while traveling. Each page has a unique way to tell a story by using different typefaces to inspire and empower travelers to explore themselves and their travel.

5. Dualism in Storytelling via Hiroko Matsushita

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Book Arts

A book-art which illustrates parallel stories.

6. Books - making and binding via Jordan Key

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Book Arts

Some book arts that made by Jordan Key in her spare time.

7. Herbarium, artbook via Maria Szczodrowska

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Book Arts

Technique used: Paper cut, digital artwork on an overaly. The illustrations from “Herbarium” are displaying some of the flowers growing in Poland, which are common for the polish woods, fields or house gardens. The artwork was created using the paper cut method combined with the digital artwork printed on an overlay. Most importantly – these graphics were inspired by the structures of the plants’ tissues
observed through the microscope.

8. POWRÓT (THE RETURN) - artbook via Maria Szczodrowska

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Book Arts

Book Materials: paper, cardboard, foil, glue, paint.

9. Windows via Nicola Cochran

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Book Arts

Accordion book that incorporates an envelope with a drawing and various windows in the construction of the book.

10. The Missing Queen via Hiroko Matsushita

Book Arts

Book Arts

Three dimensional pop-up book. Comprising of paper folding, layering, cutting and various illustrations.

11. A madman's diary via Soojin Park

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Book Arts

12. Photo Albums via Shannon Crissey

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Book Arts

13. Everything Dies via Nicole Glynn

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Book Arts

An exercise in destroying something old in order to make something wonderful.

14. Stab via Nicola Cochran

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Rice paper books with stab binding.

15. Hidden Place via Nicola Cochran

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Book Arts

The cover of this hand-made book was made of a copy of one of my drawing series. It also contains a pocket in the back cover; a "hiding place" for a note in the back of this empty journal.

16. Left Brain vs. Right Brain book via Ryan Thompson

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Book Arts

Concertina-style book: “Left Brain vs. Right Brain.” Each of the three layers are strategically designed to interact with corresponding layers and pages.

17. Today is ______. via Jennie Stolpe

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Book Arts

an art book experimental project.

18. Swatch Phobia via Deena Edwards

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Book Arts

This book was created from original art about fake phobia's created by Chapman University students in an Introduction to Bookarts Class. The art was redesigned and turned into swatch patterns.

19. Village/Network via Molly Brooks

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Book Arts

doublesided accordion book with nib pen and brush illustrations of naked women tangled in wires and masks.

20. Hidden Shelter via Nicola Cochran

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Book Arts

This softcover book was made from paste paper of a drawing of Nicola Cochran. The stitch is French Herringbone on hidden tapes. All pages are hand torn.

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Laura is a freelance writer who creates content for education, and design websites. When Laura isn't blogging, she likes to swim, draw, and discuss typography. Please leave comments for Laura below. She loves your feedback! Description: 20 Lovely Book Arts
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