Books are a form of art and Mike Stilkey literally combines another form on top of the books. Mike paints directly on the spines of the books using pens, inks and acrylics. He uses thousands of books of which he has purchased but never read, so this is him finally making use of them.

The things he draws are usually not planned as he goes with the flow yet end up looking very artistic and blend well with the book spines. His creativity is not limited to book spines as he has differently arranged book and he uses the floor as a medium as well.

Although gorgeous, these things don’t look like they can be transported, regardless … they are great and definitely deserve a lot of praise.