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as one so afflicted, here's a group for people who use books for mail art purposes or even just labor under the yoke of book addiction, those yearning masses who amass books intended for reading but which, mostly just pile up.

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Comment by Jenn Miltenberger on May 22, 2020 at 3:20am

Perhaps I'm in the right place. I'm heavily inspired by things I read and old books. My husband has been libraries for all his adult life. He used to be in charge of weeding material at his previous branch, so I received many great books with damaged spines that they weren't allowed to sell/give to the public. 

Comment by Mail Art Martha on March 19, 2020 at 10:26am

We are self isolating! Soon may be obligatory. At last I shall work through my pile of To Read Books!

Comment by Carien van Hest on March 18, 2020 at 1:04pm

Joining this group already relieves me. Thank you for this initiative, Ficus.

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on March 1, 2020 at 10:20pm

Yes, but no doubt a lousy job on my part. They looked like photocopies (the paper can't have been good enough for one thing) and get used very rarely. Those in your photo look exquisite. Acrylic transfer turned out somewhat better for me than my version of copies. 

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on February 28, 2020 at 2:57pm

I don't imagine it will help -- but -- before I discovered HP 4x5" glossy photopaper [which they make for refilling their photobooth printers] I used to print cards on 4x6", unlined index cards. both inkjet and laser printed.

Comment by Mike Parsons on February 28, 2020 at 12:40pm

Frank Ching 1975 book - "de rigueur when (Heide) was in school." - a bit of a sacred texts for design students. 

Has anyone else copied an image onto cardstock (instead of cannibalizing the original) ?

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on February 24, 2020 at 9:28pm

Does this mean you'll be sending us chocolate devils food cake? One can always hope.

Comment by Mail Art Martha on February 24, 2020 at 8:39pm

I got these pages from an old cookery book from Bonniediva. We shall see if I have learned from you guys.

Comment by Mail Art Martha on February 24, 2020 at 8:31pm

I am not reading Ulysses on my own, Nancy, but with the help of many that have written about it and  published in the Internet. The beauty of the tablet is that I can jump from the ebook to the net in a click and back. The inconvenience is when I fall asleep and the tablet falls on my nose. Ouch!

MInd you, the book is probably just as heavy.

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on February 24, 2020 at 1:36pm

Oh, Bradford's entropy almost got lost below! I had to google to remind myself of its non-physics meaning: "lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder." It IS a great artist. Often the heart of art, in my book.

 

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