People Humorously Blend Themselves in with Book Covers

The photo series Corpus Libris (which literally means “Body Books” in Latin) was created by Emily Pullen on one slow Thursday night at the Los Angeles independent bookstore Skylight Books, where Pullen worked. In this series, similar to Sleeveface, people cover parts of their body with books in order to create blend themselves in with the covers and create optical illusions. Since the project’s creation, it has grown more and more popular, inspiring others to take their own Corpus Libris photos and send them to Pullen at her website, where she may post them.

Not only does Corpus Libris show the diversity of book covers, but it’s also a great way to extend the entertainment of a book beyond just the words on the pages. It takes some imagination and careful positioning to get the book covers to line up perfectly with body parts and faces, but the results can be fantastic. Wearing similar clothes or using props can help make a seamless visual. One man even holds up a book that blends in perfectly with the books on a shelf behind him. The project is a fun way for book lovers everywhere to unleash their creativity.

Corpus Libris Website
via [Zeutch]

November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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