Clever Superhero Bookends “Save” Books from Falling

Everyone needs a hero in their life. For books, it's the Book & Hero and the Supershelf, a clever bookend and floating shelf that each makes it look like books are being “saved” by a superhero. These whimsical metal creations are the handiwork of Israel-based design studio Artori Design.

Each bookend gives the impression that a library of books is being held upright or in midair by a small, yet incredibly strong, Superman-like figure. Both of these clever illusions, created using strong magnets, feature a magnetized silhouette of a caped crusader. With Book & Hero, the bounty of books are laid against an angled stand, with one kept open so its cover conceals the shelf. The flying superhero is attracted to the frame, and it's as if his stance alone is keeping the books from toppling over.

Supershelf works in a similar way–the selfless silhouette is attached to the bottom of an invisible, vertically-aligned shelf, which gives the illusion that he's suspended in midair and seemingly using his strength to keep the books aloft.

Ingeniously simple in execution, these home decor pieces are imaginative and fun. They're sure to bring a smile to any book lover's face.


Book & Hero


Book & Hero


Supershelf


Supershelf


Supershelf

Artori Design: Website
via [designboom]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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