Seriously though, check out these amazing hand-painted book covered by Rebekah Miles. Originally a ceramics painter, her love for painting something sculptural and functional led her to start extending her talent to book covers. She takes inspiration from the book itself to create the design, whether that be an image or content, and reimagines it into a beautiful art piece. She hand cuts the book jacket out of glossy paper and paints in acrylic right down to the title, author and publisher. I just love her free and un-calculated style. Using mostly used books she breaths new life into each piece of literature, giving it literally a facelift while creating a truly sculptural piece of art. For someone who loves displaying books as art in her home this immediately caught my eye and attention. I would just love to have one of these pieces.
Be sure to check out her latest colab with Rodarte and Curve. Curve, a boutique with locations in NY, LA, SF, and Miami set out to launch Rodarte’s Fall Collection in a unique way. Working with Mulleavy Sister’s they tapped into friend Rebekah Miles to reimagine the 2011 book they created with the fine-art photographers Catherine Opie and Alec Soth. Rebekah created 27 unique one-of-a kind book jackets that will be on sale at CURVE in New York. They kicked it all off with a book signing earlier this week.
Each copy of “Rodarte, Catherine Opie, Alec Soth” with limited edition hand painted cover is on sale for $395. For more information visit Curve’s site.
Check out more of Rebekah’s work here.