When Charlotte Brontë was thirteen and her brother, Branwell, was twelve, they designed and wrote a series of tiny books: “Measuring less than one inch by two inches, the books were made from scraps of paper and constructed by hand. Despite their diminutive size, the books contained big adventures, written in ink in careful script.”
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I saw this image floating around on Tumblr without a source and decided to investigate.
As far as I can tell, it seems to be a solo installation called “NUMABOOKFACE” by an art collective called Nam, which was later recreated in a more mobile form (Cool Hunting calls it a “pop-up shop”):
Moreover, what unique about this bookshop is not only the face-shaped display by NAM but also that the “numabooks” will select the books for each customer on the basis of the answer he/she gave to the question “Please tell me about yourself” and will send the selected books to them after the exhibition.
A few years old now, but still too much fun: Amy Fleischer's lovely, inventive redesigns of our Penguin for the 75th anniversary. Classics, indeed.
Literary classics ranging from The Wind in the Willows to Pride and Prejudice are being celebrated in a series of colourful illustrated benches. Designed by artists and writers to look like open books, the 50 seats have been placed around London. For more about the Books About Town project: http://www.booksabouttown.org.uk.