Equally wild and soft, the book art of UK artist Louisa Boyd is an animated discourse on the distress and destruction of analog media. She breaks and reconstructs books into sculpture, wondering loudly with the rest of us, what’s going on with the world of print? In a book lover’s nightmares, libraries look like the modern car-yards of Detroit, empty and steaming. With ruins of pages and pages flipping open in a breeze. Where are we headed?
Jai Arun Ravine’s The Spiderboi Files: Volume 1 is a careful, intentional work of book art with themes that reverberate delicately through the book’s physical structure. Its content rattles a cage of constructs: commercialism, California and gender identity.