Books and art are two of our favourite things…so when they are brought together by the talented Daniel Speight – a graphic artist based in East London – we kinda can’t get enough!!! Book Block is a new form of hand crafted screenprinting on books either abandoned or destined to be pulped, transforming old reading material into detailed three dimensional art.
The project is a timely celebration of the unique architecture of London’s streets, the prints depicting a variety of the capital’s buildings; from world renowned iconic landmarks to lesser known corners of London such as the vibrant Lower Marsh, tucked behind Waterloo station. Amidst the digital revolution, there is an uncertain future for the once much cherished and celebrated book. Daniel taps into the book’s material possibilities with ‘Book Block’ as well as highlighting the aesthetic charm of the treasured bookshelf. Super-duper work!