the fragility of paper

We were asked to read an article called “Paper Paper, Skin and Body” by AIGA voice, and respond to it. I initially really liked the quote ‘paper is the skin for the tattoo of ink’ but instead I focused on the fragility of paper, and how that relates to books. I shredded one of the books I had on hand to emphasize this, and then to retain some of the fragments I used excess bits of bookbinding thread to tie a few back back on. It was a little disheartening that an object that takes so much time to create can be destroyed in so little time. It also reflects my disappointment that physical paper-paged books are being replaced with cold hard machinery.


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