It’s a common fallacy to assume that other people are just like us. But surely it’s not a fallacy to assume that people who like books and bookmaking and ephemera also like tea, right? I certainly do! (More on that below.) Here’s some book and paper arts incorporating an affection for tea, demonstrating that other artists share my affection.
Teatimes by Allison Cooke Brown, above and below. I love the color and texture of the “teabags,” as well as the attention to detail with the tags and shape. A wonderful and evocative way to organize text on paper.
I discovered this hanger tea by Soon Mo Kang (immediately above and below) via swissmiss. You might argue it’s not quite a book (at any rate it’s certainly paper sculpture) but after seeing the piece by Allison Cooke Brown above, who’s to say? It’s information organized linearly on paper. And it’s beautiful.
Cup Book, a dust jacket / carrying case shaped like a teacup, complete with a tag from the teabag hanging out. I love how the handles of the mug become the handles for the book!