A special reception was held for artist & interior designer Brian Stanziale at The Collection by eDrop-Off yesterday. His book designs are on display and available for purchase at the store and make fantastic and thoughtful holiday gifts. Brian showed me how he starts with a hard cover books, adds some extra backing to the front cover and – with thumbtacks – he creates these beautiful and whimsical works of art. I love how he invades the covers with his own designs!
Brian told me Iman was originally wearing a t-shirt in the photo on this book cover. I adore how he gave her a warrior-like gleaming turtleneck! And he has a David Bowie book to accompany her. These make incredible coffee table pieces or on the shelf works of art. What a great way to recycle a book and give it new life. He told me his thumbs hurt, but he is still available to create custom covers with his patterns. Order your custom holiday cover by December 10th or you can purchase a pre-made book anytime at The Collection by eDrop-Off at 1201 N. Clark Street.
– Carol Calacci
Photos: Second City Style