The unloved book project.
From A beautiful design
“The Browsing Copy project focuses on unloved books, those that remained on the selves unsold. These books are collected from bookstores and designers are invited to use them as canvases to express their creativity. The ‘before & after’ results are documented. This catalogue features both series one & two of the project and the 45 designers’ contributions. Only 300 copies were printed and circulated around the world’s good bookstores, shops and design studios just for people to browse. It’s not for sale. The catalogues will be collected back after a period of time and pass on to the next line of shops. Condition of the catalogues and the places they’ve been will be documented.”
This project instantly caught my eyes with the texture created from the multiple ripped covers. The project is based around the idea of discovering, sharing and the idea of existence by re-invention (of the book). The dark grey tones sets a mysterious mood like that of reflection of time gone by.