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I have no idea how these people got birds wedged in books, or why.
January 14, 2012 3:21 PM   Subscribe

Birds in Books. "Pennsylvania artist and designer Paula Swisher takes doodling in the margins of old engineering and science manuals to new heights. She began the illustrations using nothing but ballpoint pen and white-out similar to Mark Powell’s envelopes, but soon explored new materials including colored pencil, gouache and other mixed media like thread and cut-out paper." Via Colossal. More illustrations on her flickr.
posted by sweetkid (10 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
(obligatory Portlandia reference)
posted by Greg_Ace at 3:36 PM on January 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


hahaha
posted by sweetkid at 3:50 PM on January 14, 2012


Am I the only one that probably would have preferred the old engineering and science books?
posted by DU at 6:32 PM on January 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


But the birds are nice too.
posted by DU at 6:43 PM on January 14, 2012


These are gorgeous. Thanks!
posted by rtha at 6:55 PM on January 14, 2012


Oh cool -- I saw one of these totally decontextualized over at MLKSHK and was wondering where it came from.
posted by jessamyn at 7:28 PM on January 14, 2012


Meta!
posted by Godwin Interjection at 7:48 PM on January 14, 2012 [6 favorites]


Better than someone splashing chevies all over the page, amiright? That's some talent.
posted by arcticseal at 9:01 PM on January 14, 2012


I like!
posted by BlueHorse at 9:25 PM on January 14, 2012


It reminds me of A Humument. That said, any drawing inside a text-based book now reminds me of A Humument.
posted by not_on_display at 10:32 PM on January 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


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