Spotted at Freshome, the book artwork by Mike Stilkey deserves a special mention for it’s rare that we come across such ingenious masterpieces worth taking home without giving a second thought. Mike is an artist who leaves people spell-bound with his paintings on books. Yups, you read it right, “Painting On Books”! The Los Angeles-based artist does painting and drawing not on vintage paper, record covers or book pages instead he uses books itself as the base. Mike using paints, colored pencils, ink and lacquer draws interesting artful scenes that complement the story lines of books.
Mike’s paintings are based on unusual characters that are inspired by fiction writings. The painting-on-books are simply mesmerizing. Believe me these artworks are so fab that you would never want to take out one book and read just because it might mess up the exquisiteness. I would indeed love to see these in each room of my home!