Framed Children's Book

 As a graphic designer in the children's book publishing industry, the idea for this project came to me pretty naturally. Looking at children's books on a daily basis, I thought that by framing the pages of a favorite story book, I would be able to create nostalgia-invoking artwork. My first step was to choose my book, and I decided on Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey.


Since I was going to be taking the book apart, I picked up a used copy from Raven Used Books for a great price! I chose this book for a few reasons. I find the illustrations to be so unique - simple yet detailed at the same time. Also, since I work in Boston, the locations in the story are a part of my every day life. But most importantly, I chose this book because I loved it when I was little and knew I'd love seeing the artwork decorate my living room. 


Step 1:
Cut the binding. You'll be able to pull your pages out easily after this is done.


Step 2: 
Choose the pages you want to frame. I chose pages that I not only found to be the most visually appealing, but also that told key parts of the story. 


Step 3:
Use a ruler and an exacto knife to trim the edges of the pages to fit your frame.


Step 4:
Place the pages in the frames.


Step 5:
Prepare your wall space to hang the frames.


Step 6: hang your final pieces.


I'm really happy with how they came out!


Here are the ducklings at home in the Public Garden in Boston...


3 comments:

  1. this is awesome I'm going to try this... sometime I hope

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  2. This is so awesome!!!
    Literacy is so important in all of our lives and you chose to make it fun and creative!! Nice job as usual Amy,
    Love, Mom

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  3. What a great idea, Amy. AND it can be done with any book! Nice job!
    Lee

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