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« on: May 14, 2011 03:10:49 PM »

I recently made this altered book out of a thrift store find called "The Adventures of Philip Volume 2." It was published in 1900, and I thought the title was so hilarious that I had to have a go. Everything inside is actually carved into the book, and when you open it, there's a pop-out dirigible!



The author's name is Thackeray, but I thought in my altered version, Thackeray could be a monster that Philip has to fight.





The two page-spreads are somewhat linked by the fact that you can see through the middle chunk into both spreads:



I liked to think of Philip as a dork who imagines grand adventures from the comfort of his study (projecting a little bit, maybe?  Cheesy) Finally, the back:

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2011 03:27:33 PM »

That's brilliant! I love what you've done to this book.
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2011 05:46:25 PM »

Awesome!  Love what you didmwith the cover too!  I showed this to my daughter and she said - "Oh - like Brian Dettmer!"  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2011 06:47:33 PM »

It's wonderful! I'm happy to add it to my collection.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011 09:36:22 AM »

I love this! Very intriguing!
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2011 05:57:13 AM »

Wow! That's so great <3
I would love to try to make one of these books Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2011 12:19:42 AM »

Wow, this is ana amazing pop-up book Cheesy My favourite part has to be your drawing skill, nice colours, and you didn't cover up all the text.
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This is fantastic Smiley
I love layering effects like this.
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2011 09:16:29 AM »

Seeing this again reminds me...I work right next door to a used book store and almost every day when I walk out back there are books in the dumpster.  I check them out sometimes and the book guy must have noticed because recently I find them stacked on the EDGE of the dumpster.  Wink
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This just makes me happy!
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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2011 12:45:29 PM »

This is really cute and top work!  The cover reminds me of John Lennon's sketches and Yellow Submarine art.
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2011 10:33:02 PM »

This is just.. perfect. I love it!
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Such an imagination!  I need to get over my "squidgies" about cutting into books, STAT!
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