Sometimes it’s not the inside of the sketchbook that is of interest, but the art created by the form of the book itself! We’ve rounded up three of our favourite examples of public art inspired by books to inspire you to think outside the pages for your next project.

Berlin’s Walk of Ideas

The Walk of Ideas is a set of six sculptures designed by Scholz & Friends, a European advertising agency, for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. This particular piece was designed to commemorate the invention of modern book printing.

Photo Credit: “Printing3 Walk of Ideas Berlin” by Lienhard Schulz – Own work. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons

Anca Benera’s Fictional Book Monument

For now, this fabulous structure exists only in the digital world. Romanian artist Anca Benera designed this piece to be the cover of her book Matter & History, but how great would it be to see it come to life? Check out Benera’s website for more on the project:

Photo Source: My Modern Met

Raining Books Installation

Unfortunately, we’re having trouble tracking down the actual location of this fabulous art installation, but Over The Moon’s photostream on Flickr is the original source of the photo.


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  1. The Raining Books installation was temporary, during a book fair, and was at the abbey of Romainmôtier in Switzerland. It was the work of Jan Reymond.


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