An Audio Book Upcycled Literally Into Both a Book and a Speaker

An Audio Book Upcycled Literally Into Both a Book and a Speaker

Gregory Han
Mar 1, 2013

The Browsing Series project aims to give used books a new lease on life, with Singaporean designers at Foreign Policy imagining books resurrected from their analog roots to a digital format, playing upon the category of "audio books" into a literal translation...

The Audio Book by Foreign Policy was constructed from a hollowed out copy of The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker and attached onto a wooden cabinet, affording just enough room to house an audio speaker. With some planning, we could imagine this could be duplicated using a large cigar box, a hard back book with similar dimensions, and speakers from an audio parts dealers like Audio Express. You'll still also have to figure out a source for a similar on/off switch, alongside the volume control, so perhaps just ordering from Foreign Policy themselves would be the easier route if you've got $350-$750 (ouch) to spare. Ordering information here.

Other upcycled book projects:
How To Make a Book Cover Disguise For Your Wireless Router
The Upcycled Book Partition
Creative Reuse of Vintage Books

(Images: Foreign PolicyAna Maria Muñoz)

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