Thursday, May 12, 2011

Over the Counter #54

The latest book to catch my eye this week as it passed over my library counter and under the scanner was Junk Mail Origami by Duy & Tramy Nguyen.

From Sterling Publishing:

"They fill up the mailbox…and then, they fill up the recycling bin. But now Duy and Tramy Nguyen have come up with a way to make snail-mail spam appetizing—and even exotic: turn it into fantastic origami art. Their beautiful projects are specifically tailored to the dimensions of those flyers, ads, and other unsolicited offers you’d normally throw away. Even beginners will be able to transform junk mail into extraordinary creations. The Nguyens start with an introduction explaining how to interpret the symbols and lines in their instructions and to make basic origami folds. Paper crafters can then put their skills to the test with 18 designs, including a bow, heart on a stand, and a cool Halloween skull."

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)


Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

Oh what a cute concept! I have tons and TONS of junk mail; I hate it!

bermudaonion said...

I should get this with all the junk mail that comes into our house.