Art Design


Six Great New Art Books

September 10, 2013

Christopher Jobson

Over the last few months numerous artists who have appeared on Colossal have created or been included in some pretty fantastic books that I thought I would bring your attention to. So in no particular order…

Before I Die, the book


New Orleans artist Candy Chang (previously here, here and here) has seen her famous ‘Before I Die’ project spread to 300 walls in over 50 countries and in 20 languages. Her new book by the same name shares a lot about how the project came about and most importantly includes photos of anonymous comments filled with hope, fear, humor, and heartbreak.

Art Made From Books


Published just a few weeks ago Art Made from Books includes work from no less than 27 artists (over a dozen have appeared here on Colossal) who make sculptures, collages, installations, and other artworks with the pages of books.

Geometry Makes Me Happy



Geometry Makes Me Happy from Index Book, is a collection of artists currently working with geometric froms in a variety of mediums. The book includes work from Matt W. Moore, Leonardo Ulian, Arran Gregory, and many more.

Outside the Lines: An Artists’ Coloring Book for Giant Imaginations


Outside the Lines is a brand new book edited by Souris Hong-Porretta that includes some 119 artists (including Keith Haring, AIKO, Shepard Fairey, Exene Cervenka, Keita Takahashi, Jen Corace, and Ryan McGinness) who have contributed black and white drawings designed to help kick-start creativity and inspire new ideas.

Origin of the Beginning


Hot off the presses, Origin of the Beginning is the first publication from Dutch artist Levi van Veluw (previously) that serves as an overview of his photographs, drawings, installations, sculptures and videos spanning 2006 to 2013. The book itself is a sort of artwork with an embedded wooden square that perforates every page of the book.

Big Appetites, Tiny People in a World of Big Food


The miniature people in these photos are dwarfed not only by food, but also by the giant imagination of photographer Christopher Boffoli. His latest book, Big Appetites, contains dozens of new photos that tell the story of tiny people who struggle to survive inside these bizare, edible worlds.

Lastly, am I missing any new books? Shoot me an email.



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