A New Use for Old Books: Wallpaper

by Anh-Minh on September 16, 2010

The walls on the set of Print Is Not Dead was made with vintage book pages.

By now, hopefully you’ve seen the video we made to officially announce the launch of Anthology. (If you haven’t, take a look over here.) One of our favorite parts of the set that we built was the wall treatment. It consisted of hundreds of pages from old books. The texture, as well as color and font variations, could only be accomplished by using individual sheets of papers. So while it was a bit tedious to create, it was well worth the effort.

If you’ve got more time than money, it’s a great alternative to regular wallpaper. All you need is a stack of books, a brush, and some Modge Podge. Since we were constructing a set, we adhered the pages to panels of thin cardboard; it’s actually floor protector from a builder’s supply store that’s sold in large rolls. Then we stapled the panels to the walls of our set. That’s it!

Photo credit: Marvin Ilasco

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