The 'Dead Bookstore' Features Art Pieces Made from Old Books

 - Dec 9, 2016
References: deadbookstore & fastcodesign
If there's one thing that printed books undeniably have over their digital counterparts, it's that they can be visually interesting, and designer Ben Pieratt's 'Dead Bookstore' retail location. The store features books that Pieratt has manipulated to turn into appealing works of art based on the images inside.

In order to bind books, many publishers will use thread to sew the spines together. This method is especially common for high-end hardcover books (such as coffee table books.) Since many of these sewn books feature photography, they are the perfect subjects for the Dead Bookstore.

The art in the Dead Bookstore features pages of books with the sewing removed. The result of this process is haunting juxtapositions based on the subject that the book covered.