Category: Books

Photoshop Controversy: Anne of Green Gables

The way Anne of Green Gables looks is such a part of Canadian culture that the photoshopping of a U.S. poster for the new Netflix version of the story has triggered controversy. Complaints blew up on social media after a Twitter user pointed out differences in posters done for Canada […]

Discarded Books: ‘Objects of Beauty’

Photo artist Cara Barer experiments with curling irons, clothes pins and water to transform discarded books into coiled, crumpled objects of beauty.   She says her photographs “are primarily a documentation of a physical evolution . . . The way we choose to research and find information is also […]

Paul Béliveau’s ‘Pictorial Archeology’

Quebec artist Paul Béliveau paints culturally significant artifacts such as his own book collection, creating ‘pictorial archeology’ in work that references a database of thousands of personal and historical photographs. Béliveau says, “I like to use painted books as a strategy against loss, even though worn books evoke […]

Urban Storytelling: Subway Flip Books

. Toronto subways have a new platform for animated public art.  For the next two weeks, the Flip-Toronto project runs on Pattison OneStop’s LCD screens on Toronto Transit Commission subway platforms, showing  flip books created by eight artists about iconic city locales. The animation above, for example, shows […]