bookart– there is an artist out there doing something terribly clever and quite beautiful with old books in the name of art. Thomas Allen‘s art involves photographing old paperbacks sometimes with their cover images trimmed in revealing ways. You can find his photographs on the Bernard Toale Gallery and the Foley Gallery pages. I’m gonna keep an eye out for this fella.
event – The International Edible Book Festival is held on April 1 throughout the world. This event unites bibliophiles, book artists and food lovers to celebrate the ingestion of culture and its fulfilling nourishment. Participants create edible books that are exhibited, documented then consumed. The only rule is to make edible art that has something to do with books as shapes and/or content. The Edible Book was initiated by Judith A. Hoffberg over a Thanksgiving turkey with book artists in 1999, and became a reality through the artist Béatrice Coron Books2Eat website, for the first event in 2000. April 1st is the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. . April fools day is also the perfect day to eat your words and play with them.” this is not a joke…here’s the gallery of pasta…past entries.
banktoaster – the Debt by Simon Kernick third in the series of specially-commissioned audio books from BMW is available.