Monday, June 10, 2013

'WE Love Your Books'

POINT is the theme of this year’s ‘We Love Your Books’ exhibition. I am pleased to say that images from my book are included in the exhibition which is solely on line this year. You can view the selected entries, I understand that there were over a 100 submissions, here. Well worth taking a look. More details of the contributors will be added later. It is amazing to see the results of people’s imaginative response to the theme, and some of their skills make me envious. I particularly like the metal book and often wish I had more skills in the soldering, metal smithing area.
Many people seem to have gone in the same direction as myself and thought of point in terms of the folds made when you manipulate paper. There are quite a number of stitched fabric books and some cross stitch; there is even a felted book. Points of a compass and maps are also popular interpretations. There is a flag book with pointy bits. There is a concertina book of drawings of insects, which is really clever as when you look closely you see that the drawing is made up of tiny dots, pointillism.

I used a Turkish Map Fold format and drawings made using acrylic ink, which I then photographed and added some text etc. on the ipad. I also used an app called ‘Book Creator’ to make an interactive book which includes some short video clips of the stages and the decisions made in making the book. These are a two clips from the interactive book.

'All about POINT' from J Bowcutt on Vimeo.

'All About POINT' 2. from J Bowcutt on Vimeo.


  1. What a fabulous collection -- thanks for sharing the link!

  2. Love the videos....especially liked the "Spirals" one....

    I feel inspired to have a go :-)

  3. What a fantastic collection, it always fascinated me at College how we all started off with the same assignment brief and how we all interpreted it is such diverse ways. Popping over to have another look. Jaynex

  4. Anonymous8:15 AM

    Those are amazing and so inspiring! I'm intrigued by the complicated folds of your book too.


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