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The Literature Heavyweights Series Recalls a Nostalgic Past

 - Apr 7, 2012
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Don't be deceived, the Literature Heavyweights series is not made up of antique books. Instead, they are painted salvaged bricks, which gives new meaning to the word "tome." Large and bulky, it brings to light just how inconvenient many printed books are. In a generation where books are being conveniently converted into weightless digital documents, the Literature Heavyweights series shows how ludicrous the existence of physical books can be.

Created by Daryl Fitzgerald of Light Reading Melbourne, the Literature Heavyweights series holds onto the wear and tear of each original brick while the use of a painted stencils on either side transforms them into leather-bound books. According to Fitzgerald, "It whimsically invokes nostalgia for a time when libraries were cavernous worlds full of yellowing paper, silence and time."