Saturday, August 18, 2012

You Are Most Definitely What You Underline!

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.

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.
What fabulous idea! I love it! The illustrations and quotes are nicely paired together.

1 comment:

  1. 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.