Before & After: Using Childrens Books as Art

Before & After: Using Childrens Books as Art

Kate Wangsgard
Mar 8, 2011

I recently had the idea to replace the photographs which hung above my couch with several images from one of my favorite picture books, Caps for Sale. Five dollars for the book, a few cuts with an X-ACTO, and I have six beautiful images that add new life to the room.

Since I already had the frames, this was a very cheap and easy way to do a quick change to the room. I love the colors and think the drawings are beautiful, but I went back and forth for a long time about whether it seems too juvenile. How do you feel about using children’s books as art in adult spaces? What are some of your favorite children’s books that have inspired you?

Images: Kate Wangsgard

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