Robert The's Bookguns Recycle Cast-Off Manuscripts

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Dec 16, 2010 • References: bookgun & curatedmag
Robert The’s Bookguns are just what you might expect from the name -- books cut-out to look like guns. The artist is especially fond of using old Bibles, but any book with a title that lends itself to double-meaning or a word puzzle is a candidate.

Many Bookgun books are pulled from dumpsters and thrift store bargain bins. Once rescued from cast-off obscurity, they are reshaped and empowered to have a new kind of literary impact. Check out Robert The’s Bookguns in the featured gallery and see the series for yourself. Stats for Artfully Weaponized Literature Trending: Older & Buzzing
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