Check out this wonderful post from the Little Brown Pen website titled You Are What You Underline! Evan, the creator of this art project, wrote the following:
The best thing about paperbacks (apart from the smell, of course) is that when a little jewel of a sentence grabs you, you can underline it. If you’ve only ever read a book on a screen (hey, it’s not far off), then let me explain: Underlining something in your book is the original “interactive” media. Think of it as a hyperlink that redirects to your own thoughts, and like a hyperlink, it can leave the rest of the story behind and open up a new window of ideas, insights, musings.What fabulous idea! I love it! The illustrations and quotes are nicely paired together.
That’s the spirit of this series of illustrations. I took little snippets of text and ideas from some of my favorite authors (with some notable exceptions that I’m saving), and let the words be a springboard for an illustration. The illustrations incorporate and interact with the text and hopefully add up to something that engages the mind as much as the eye.
I like this sentiment. I am NOT at all an e-reader. Give me paper. But I'm not an underliner, either. I keep my books in almost pristine condition. I like to think it's because I cherish them.ReplyDelete