Books and creativity go hand-in-hand. Here are three creative, book-related things I came across on the internet this week.
Book trailers don’t normally work for me. I can appreciate a well-done book trailer as a short film, but they don’t normally make me want to read a book. This one did.
Which isn’t bad, because I have to say, I’m not fussed about the Titanic. Sure, I’ve seen that movie, and bought the soundtrack. I also bought Robin & RJ Gibb’s Titanic Requiem, but that’s about my limit.
Fiction to fashion
I love it when a book or a movie makes such an impression that people take part of that book out into real life. Fan art. Fan fiction. Cosplay. Fashion and jewellery.
Over at Fiction to Fashion, J and A (Julie, but I don’t know A’s name), take books and design outfits based around the book.
Here’s the video for Illuminae, by Amie Kaufmann and Jay Kristoff.
Or take a look at their outfit based around Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona.
They’ve outfits for Ready Player One (Ernest Kline), Shadow and Bone (Leigh Bardugo), and Steelheart (Brandon Sanderson).
Novels and nail polish
Or what about nail polish based on books?
Check out Novels and Nailpolish. Here’s one’s for Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl.
And one from Nite Lite Book Reviews. I probably don’t even need to name this one, but it’s Redshirts, by John Scalzi.