math and physics things / five original ink drawings on vintage library cards / art gift / literary gift / library cards / math / physics



Five mixed ink drawings on vintage library cards, connected around the theme of math and physics and other things I do not understand.

Explosion and Combustion Processes in Gases by Wilhelm Jost

The Future of Aviation by Jean Dargon

Introduction to Modern Algebra and Matrix Theory by O. Schreier

Elements in Network Synthesis by Dov Hazony

Relativity in Illustration by J.T. Schwartz

These days, library sign-out cards are curiosity items –– something that you occasionally still find in the back of an older library book (and something you bore your kids with, telling them about the old days of paper and signatures and stamps). So, in a bit of recycling-meets-vintage, I take these obsolete things and repurpose them as art, and original ink drawings work in concert with the card's marks and history.

They work fantastically well as bookmarks, as gifts tucked into greeting (or Christmas) cards, or as frameable art in their own right (the ink washes make them luminous, especially behind glass).

Each attractively packaged in a clear plastic sleeve with a decorative card top.

Have a friend who loves literature? Math? Science? Confusing things? What could make a better, more original gift?

These are vintage cards, with sign-out dates going back to the fifties and sixties.

The drawings are wholly original, done freehand, directly onto the cards, in acrylic wash and ink.

Mailed with heavy card or board so they won't bend in transit.

Everything shipped comes with an extra art surprise.

And remember: every thing, every soul, becomes dyed with the colour of its use, its thoughts, the world.


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