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ukebrudder
05-30-2009, 04:23 AM
I found this kind of interesting and thought I'd share...

http://www.baymoon.com/~ukulelebooks/

ichadwick
05-30-2009, 04:54 AM
I'd come across his art before, in one of those endless Google-searching sessions. Very unusual. I'm not sure I'd buy one, even if I had the money. I'm not big on cutting books up for any purpose. They're almost sacred to me...

nikolo727
05-30-2009, 07:02 AM
I'd come across his art before, in one of those endless Google-searching sessions. Very unusual. I'm not sure I'd buy one, even if I had the money. I'm not big on cutting books up for any purpose. They're almost sacred to me...

same. seeing as my avatar is a book character, yeah Im not sure i would invest in that either. I wonder how it would sound.hopefully it would read the lost pages back to you every time you strummed a chord progression. :D dream ukulele right there.

CoffeeMate
05-30-2009, 07:05 AM
ooo no you don't cut up books, never ever cut up books. Pass it along to a friend, donate it, but never cut it up. Makes me cringe :(

seeso
05-30-2009, 08:24 AM
Before you guys protest too much, check out the art of Brian Dettmer:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/briandettmer/

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3547/3300673379_33215645b5_o.jpg

nikolo727
05-30-2009, 08:52 AM
I think it depends on what type of book it is. If it is an antique and one that cannot be replaced, then I dont think it should be used even for art. But seeso, i loved that picture lol. Im kind of torn between my love for books, my love for ukes, and my love for art. But I think ive come to a conclusion, ukes are a form of art to me, so combining art, uke, and books, is a good idea. :D

ukebrudder
05-30-2009, 10:18 AM
Before you guys protest too much, check out the art of Brian Dettmer:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/briandettmer/...

Wow I can't even comprehend how he made those!

sukie
05-30-2009, 10:58 AM
I saw his ukuleles at an exhibit in Minneapolis this winter. They are extremely creative and were stored behind glass. You won't play them and actually they were really cool to look at. Or maybe it's just that ukulele players think they're cool to see.

nikolo727
05-30-2009, 12:42 PM
Before you guys protest too much, check out the art of Brian Dettmer:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/briandettmer/

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3547/3300673379_33215645b5_o.jpg

seeso in your opinion, how many hours do you think he logged into making that. I am willing to bet, more time than I have ever spent on UU.(which is lotz)

Bratset
05-30-2009, 01:11 PM
ooo no you don't cut up books, never ever cut up books. Pass it along to a friend, donate it, but never cut it up. Makes me cringe :(

Yes! Hope it wasn't history books :D

Deirdre
05-30-2009, 08:01 PM
If you ever want to do something that involves cutting up books you should talk to your local library. Most libraries are constantly getting new material but don't have the physical space to keep everything. When a library has to move out old material to make room for new they will usually do one of three things: sell, donate or recycle. It is the job of librarians to decide what should happen to each item. So what I am saying is- ask for books that would otherwise be shred and recycled. Gives the book a second life and you don't have to feel guilty about cutting it to bits. I often use old kids picture books for wrapping paper.

ukebrudder
05-30-2009, 08:12 PM
...I often use old kids picture books for wrapping paper.

Who would have thought to do something like that? Quite innovative!

dave alexander
05-31-2009, 07:06 AM
Um, isn't he also cutting up ukes?

Paul December
05-31-2009, 07:34 AM
I'd come across his art before, in one of those endless Google-searching sessions. Very unusual. I'm not sure I'd buy one, even if I had the money. I'm not big on cutting books up for any purpose. They're almost sacred to me...

I disagree. Books are bad.

http://www.amconmag.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/fahrenheit451-3.jpg

haole
05-31-2009, 07:55 AM
I dunno, someone sent me an Ann Coulter book as a joke and I'd be happy to have it defaced and made into a (probably possessed) ukulele.

Ahnko Honu
05-31-2009, 10:08 AM
I dunno, someone sent me an Ann Coulter book as a joke and I'd be happy to have it defaced and made into a (probably possessed) ukulele.

You have something against horse-faced women? :D

nikolo727
05-31-2009, 11:03 AM
im gonna go to my library now. just to see if they have any extra books.

Lanark
05-31-2009, 11:18 AM
You have something against horse-faced women? :D

Are you sure about that? Look at the hands and adam's apple on that thing. I'm not convinced.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
05-31-2009, 11:27 AM
BTW, for those who don't know him Peter is the president and co-founder of the Santa Cruz Ukulele Club.

ukulele2544
05-31-2009, 11:58 AM
Pretty cool!

nikolo727
05-31-2009, 12:01 PM
Are you sure about that? Look at the hands and adam's apple on that thing. I'm not convinced.

lawlz!!!!!

CoffeeMate
05-31-2009, 12:24 PM
If you ever want to do something that involves cutting up books you should talk to your local library. Most libraries are constantly getting new material but don't have the physical space to keep everything. When a library has to move out old material to make room for new they will usually do one of three things: sell, donate or recycle. It is the job of librarians to decide what should happen to each item. So what I am saying is- ask for books that would otherwise be shred and recycled. Gives the book a second life and you don't have to feel guilty about cutting it to bits. I often use old kids picture books for wrapping paper.

Hmmm....You make a very good point. Recycling a book into art is acceptable. Still makes me shutter though.

CoffeeMate
05-31-2009, 12:28 PM
Before you guys protest too much, check out the art of Brian Dettmer:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/briandettmer/

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3547/3300673379_33215645b5_o.jpg

I have to admit, his artwork is pretty flippin nice.