Literal Interpretation

Book-based designs put a novel spin on literature
Implications - The Millennial generation is reading much less relative to previous generations, with almost 50 percent of 18-to-24-year-olds in the U.S. never reading books for pleasure, according to a report by the National Endowment for the Arts. What's more, a shocking 42 percent of college grads will never read another book for the rest of their lives. However, designers are ensuring that books are showing up in our lives in different ways. While often bizarre, these novel approaches to reinterpreting the traditional book -- such as camping tents, gadget chargers and fashion accessories -- speak to one of society's most troublesome issues while allowing books to maintain a "presence" in our day-to-day lives.
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Mild 22,058 Clicks Pub: Mar 22, 12
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Mild 1,941 Clicks Pub: Jan 31, 12
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