Matthew Rubino

Vintage Book Clocks Transform Dusty Volumes Into Time-Keeping Tomes

by , 03/29/12

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Vintage Book Clocks transform dusty old tomes into fresh modern timepieces that give the aging books a new lease on life. The Venice, CA-based designers scour boutique bookstores and private collections for books and transform them into unique pieces that preserve their history in a new form that will go on ticking through the years. If you’d like to pick one up, you’re in luck – Vintage Book Clocks is currently having a sale on Fab.com!

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The designers at Vintage Book Clocks appreciate both bookmaking and literature as respected art forms. They seek to present books as functional pieces of art by re-contextualizing their covers and contents. Book Design, typography and materials all are considered when treating a book.

In today’s digital age, more and more research and troubleshooting is done online. The book clock serves as an analogue reminder of “The way things were”, so to speak.

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2 Comments

  1. Kennbee April 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Maybe it would be better to “recycle” books by passing them along to someone who will read them instead of destroying them.

  2. ecoecho March 29, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    I keep seeing these kinds of articles on Inhabitat, and the idea that a book needs to be ‘repurposed’ may be the ultimate conceit of the electronic age. Green Eggs and Ham with a hole drilled through it is a damaged copy of Green Eggs and Ham. What a shame. Drill holes in something other than people’s ideas and art please. Maybe we could ‘repurpose’ Michelangelo’s David into a nice countertop, or maybe the Constitution of the United States would make a good handbag. What do you say?

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