Eco Books

Eco Books

Inventive Projects From the Recycling Bin

Book - 2009
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Here are projects for the "pages": 40 innovative book-making ideas using recycled and green materials! More than just earth-friendly, they're also beautiful, clever, and witty, stitched with traditional binding techniques. Egg cartons, wood, beer cans, and cassette tapes morph into covers, while brown bags, coffee filters, and discarded newspapers are transformed into pages. Create a boxed set of cereal box books, an exposed stitch sketchbook out of cardboard and remnants, and even a faux leather journal made from teabags.

In addition to how-to drawings, close-up detail photographs, and simple stitch diagrams, a gallery of eco-books from an international roster of artists provides inspiration.

Publisher: New York : Lark Books, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781600593949
1600593941
Branch Call Number: 686.3 T246e 2009
Characteristics: 144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm

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Though this book is limited to book-making, there seem to be an unlimited number of household items that can be turned into books. You can make books out of game boards, dental floss containers, old floppy diskettes, plastic bags, and more.


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azbier
Jun 28, 2012

yes, I REALLY am going to use a book made of egg cartons. Try using your imagination for once.

timnah Jan 07, 2012

Is anyone really going to use a book made out of egg cartons?

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haking
Aug 09, 2010

Great ideas for creating handmade books.

Infolass Jul 13, 2010

The projects described in this book are not for the average punter! The projects look very professional.
I like the idea behind this American book though, recycling all the paper (and some non-paper such as mouse pads) products we come across in our daily lives - into books.

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Infolass Jul 13, 2010

"700 pounds of paper? Are you surprised to learn that the average person consumes approximately that much paper a year?" - page 6.

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