Philagrafika 2010: Book Bombs Away!


Book Bombs is an independent produced Philagrafika project that has been up and running in Philadelphia for the better part of a year, and was founded by Mary Tasillo and Michelle Wilson (of Rocinante Press). They describe there project as a, “collaborative, site-based zine project examining Philadelphia parks and benches as social spaces, shelters, and art galleries, and will culminate next year as a component of PHILAGRAFIKA 2010.

Most recently the book bombs have begun showing up in parks around the city, again in their words, “Our first print bombings will be printed on paper made from clothing and blankets, items that can alternately represent luxury or survival, allowing the actual fibers of our paper to embody the printed content.”

This project takes paper making and book making and applies it as a form of street art to address a sense of social justice. This is also an incredibly prolific project that will be showing up all over Philly this spring, click here for dates and locations.

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