Not just for reading…

Mike Stilkey, an American LA-based artist, uses old books as canvases for his art work, creating unique contemporary paintings, sculptures and installations of whimsical fairytale-like characters.

He uses a mix of ink, coloured pencil, paint and lacquer to bring his images to life on the spines of used books, vintage paper, record covers and book pages to generate an extraordinary outcome.

His latest exhibitions were at the end of last year and he has shown his work throughout the US and in Bristol City Museum in the UK.

Watch a video with Mike Stilkey talking about his work:

For more information and images visit


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