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Collocation No. 14 (NATURE) Left Panel, Collocation No. 14 (NATURE) Right Panel, MORE BOOKS, and WORD STUDY by Mickey Smith
 As we slowly replace printed books with digital versions, conceptual artist and photographer Mickey Smith has made it her mission to document bound periodicals and professional journals in public libraries. Some of the volumes she has captured have already been destroyed. “I am struck by the physical mass of knowledge and the tenuousness of printed work as it fades from public consciousness,” says Smith. 
Collocation No. 14 (NATURE) Left Panel, Collocation No. 14 (NATURE) Right Panel, MORE BOOKS, and WORD STUDY by Mickey Smith
 As we slowly replace printed books with digital versions, conceptual artist and photographer Mickey Smith has made it her mission to document bound periodicals and professional journals in public libraries. Some of the volumes she has captured have already been destroyed. “I am struck by the physical mass of knowledge and the tenuousness of printed work as it fades from public consciousness,” says Smith. 
Collocation No. 14 (NATURE) Left Panel, Collocation No. 14 (NATURE) Right Panel, MORE BOOKS, and WORD STUDY by Mickey Smith
 As we slowly replace printed books with digital versions, conceptual artist and photographer Mickey Smith has made it her mission to document bound periodicals and professional journals in public libraries. Some of the volumes she has captured have already been destroyed. “I am struck by the physical mass of knowledge and the tenuousness of printed work as it fades from public consciousness,” says Smith. 
Collocation No. 14 (NATURE) Left Panel, Collocation No. 14 (NATURE) Right Panel, MORE BOOKS, and WORD STUDY by Mickey Smith
 As we slowly replace printed books with digital versions, conceptual artist and photographer Mickey Smith has made it her mission to document bound periodicals and professional journals in public libraries. Some of the volumes she has captured have already been destroyed. “I am struck by the physical mass of knowledge and the tenuousness of printed work as it fades from public consciousness,” says Smith. 

Collocation No. 14 (NATURE) Left Panel, Collocation No. 14 (NATURE) Right Panel, MORE BOOKS, and WORD STUDY by Mickey Smith

 As we slowly replace printed books with digital versions, conceptual artist and photographer Mickey Smith has made it her mission to document bound periodicals and professional journals in public libraries. Some of the volumes she has captured have already been destroyed. “I am struck by the physical mass of knowledge and the tenuousness of printed work as it fades from public consciousness,” says Smith. 

How It Works by Austin Kleon

To create his famous Newspaper Blackout Poems, artist Austin Kleon “blacks out” newspaper articles with a marker, creating poetry out of the words that remain. “How it works: I will give you whatever you want for all the cartwheels you’re doing for me,” Kleon unearths from an article about hedge fund investing. “Like many of my poems, it’s about my wife,” he sweetly explains.  This romantic print is among our special Valentine’s Day selections—see them all here.

Prints of this edition begin at $60. Check out Austin Kleon’s excellent Tumblrs, newspaperblackout.com and tumblr.austinkleon.com.

Ideal Bookshelf 353: English Lit and Ideal Bookshelf: James Franco by Jane Mount—two of many lit-happy works featured in our Art for Word Nerds Gift Guide“I paint people’s ideal bookshelves: your favorite books, books that changed your life, books that made you who you are… I think of this project as an intimate form of portraiture; a way to illustrate who the subject is on the inside instead of out.” — Jane Mount, whose recently published book, My Ideal Bookshelf, is pure art-lit gold. Every single person at 20x200 HQ is an unabashed, book-lovin’ word nerd. We encourage you to indulge your passion for typography, fonts, poetry, mottos and mantras with these specially selected works of art.
Ideal Bookshelf 353: English Lit and Ideal Bookshelf: James Franco by Jane Mount—two of many lit-happy works featured in our Art for Word Nerds Gift Guide“I paint people’s ideal bookshelves: your favorite books, books that changed your life, books that made you who you are… I think of this project as an intimate form of portraiture; a way to illustrate who the subject is on the inside instead of out.” — Jane Mount, whose recently published book, My Ideal Bookshelf, is pure art-lit gold. Every single person at 20x200 HQ is an unabashed, book-lovin’ word nerd. We encourage you to indulge your passion for typography, fonts, poetry, mottos and mantras with these specially selected works of art.

Ideal Bookshelf 353: English Lit and Ideal Bookshelf: James Franco by Jane Mount—two of many lit-happy works featured in our Art for Word Nerds Gift Guide

“I paint people’s ideal bookshelves: your favorite books, books that changed your life, books that made you who you are… I think of this project as an intimate form of portraiture; a way to illustrate who the subject is on the inside instead of out.” — Jane Mount, whose recently published book, My Ideal Bookshelf, is pure art-lit gold.

Every single person at 20x200 HQ is an unabashed, book-lovin’ word nerd. We encourage you to indulge your passion for typography, fonts, poetry, mottos and mantras with these specially selected works of art.

Artist Jane Mount creates portraits of people through their favorite books. The newest subjects in her perfectly named Ideal Bookshelf series are actor/director James Franco and 20x200 founder and CEO Jen Bekman.  We’re delighted to get a glimpse at the literary tastes of these creative souls, and thrilled about Jane’s just-released collection, My Ideal Bookshelf. Learn more about Jane Mount’s brilliant portraits.
Artist Jane Mount creates portraits of people through their favorite books. The newest subjects in her perfectly named Ideal Bookshelf series are actor/director James Franco and 20x200 founder and CEO Jen Bekman.  We’re delighted to get a glimpse at the literary tastes of these creative souls, and thrilled about Jane’s just-released collection, My Ideal Bookshelf. Learn more about Jane Mount’s brilliant portraits.

Artist Jane Mount creates portraits of people through their favorite books. The newest subjects in her perfectly named Ideal Bookshelf series are actor/director James Franco and 20x200 founder and CEO Jen Bekman.  We’re delighted to get a glimpse at the literary tastes of these creative souls, and thrilled about Jane’s just-released collection, My Ideal Bookshelf.

Learn more about Jane Mount’s brilliant portraits.