Monday, September 12, 2011

Golden Book Gown by Ryan Novelline!

I stumbled across a picture of this in one of the magazines I was reading and had to share. How many of you remember the Little Golden Books? They started in 1942 and revolutionized children's literature because it made good youth books available at a reasonable price. I grew up reading a lot of Little Golden Books including The Poky Little Puppy, Bambi, Little Black Sambo, etc. Little Golden Books are easily recognizable as the books with the gold spine.

Artist/Designer Ryan Novelline collected over 300 Golden Books from Goodwill and used bookshops in order to create the dress in the pictures. After removing the pages, about 1,500 in total, he sorted them by color and sewed them together using golden thread. The familiar gold spines of the Little Golden Books were used to form the bodice.

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