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Latvian Artist Creates Majestic Looking Book Covers

Book binding is an ancient practise, with records dating back as far as the first recorded books. The longest surviving of these dates bath the 8th century! Written works were bound to protect them and make them last longer, and a variety of materials were sued, from cloth to leather – and even human skin.

Putting a modern spin on this (no skin required) is Latvian artist Aniko Kolesnikova. Under the moniker Mandarin Duck she has gone on to create some fairy tale like covers for books. Luckily her covers are made from polymer. They come in various designs, yet are mainly inspired from fantasy and nature.

Her works are truly spectacular, giving lifelike appearances books. She even takes custom orders from time to time, and you can see just how she works her magic through her YouTube tutorials.

More info: Etsymandarin-duck.com | Facebook | YouTube

Frog

Fairytale Book Covers

Owl

Fairytale Book Covers

Fairytale Book Covers

Fairytale Book Covers

Indian Elephant

Fairytale Book Covers

Fairytale Book Covers

Nature’s Footprint

Fairytale Book Covers

Fairytale Book Covers

Fairytale Book Covers

Seduction

Fairytale Book Covers

Fairytale Book Covers

Starry Eyed

Fairytale Book Covers

Fairytale Book Covers

Insect

Fairytale Book Covers

Fairytale Book Covers

Floral Journal

Fairytale Book Covers

Fairytale Book Covers

Skull & Roses

Fairytale Book Covers

Fairytale Book Covers

The Lighthouse

Fairytale Book Covers

Fairytale Book Covers

Blue Dragon

Fairytale Book Covers

Fairytale Book Covers