Painted book bricks are a fun accessory to add to your library/shelves. You can use them as book ends, door stops, or garden art.
Pittsburgh, PA artist Kent Wallisch creates incredible custom-made Book Bricks. Wallisch’s Trompe l’oeil style both fools and delights the eye, and gives the illusion of a well-loved, and worn book. Each brick is chosen for its flaws and shape, which he uses to artistic advantage when designing the product.
Book Bricks are not collages. They are hand painted and then covered with a weatherproof finish. The custom ideas are endless from all-time favorite classic books to – “the history of…”or very specific subjects: music or musicians, poetry, cooking, dance, art, science, sports, college yearbooks, law books, medical books, and children’s classics. Wallisch will even create an imaginary book for you; consider “The Amazing Adventures of….insert the name of your child, friend or even a loved inquisitive pet.” Or have him paint a Book Brick with the name of your yet-to-be-published best seller. Check out his Etsy store for more examples.
If you want to try to DIY this project, here’s a tutorial .
Edited to add: Here is a video tutorial!