May 11, 2007

Contest Alert! Win Cool Art!

Book reconfiguration artisan Jim Rosenau--like his website URL says--makes this into that, usually old books into decorative shelving. And this time, the "this" happens to be Harry Potter books.


How can obsessive HP fans obtain such an item? Enter this contest at AbeBooks celebrating the release of the final volume, and write a poem dedicated to Harry Potter. The contest deadline is Friday, July 6, so you've got plenty of time to construct your ode. Heck, that's even enough time to write an epic. And even if you aren't wild about Harry, maybe it would still be worth it just to own an art object made from dismantled HP books...

2 comments:

DaviMack said...

It seems that you'd end up with an awfully lopsided shelf, using Potter books, wouldn't you? I mean, they started off reasonably, but have progressed into tomes of immense verbosity. That would seem to want to yield a shelf which gets progressively thicker from one end to the other.

Just sayin.

a. fortis said...

Ha! That did occur to me. However, it appears that the artist has used the later, heftier volumes to create the actual shelf portion, while the earlier, slimmer volumes are relegated to the status of supporting "brackets." Also, I believe he actually takes the covers off and inserts a wood core. There's interesting info somewhere on the artist's website on how he constructs these things...