Thursday, June 11, 2009

I love books. :-)

Yes, I love books. :-) And I love the things books inspire people to. I mean, look at this ... !!

This is Arma de Instruccion Masiva, a 'weapon of mass instruction'. :-D It's the creation of the Argentinian artist Raul Lemesoff, and these days it can be seen on the streets of Buenos Aires. He's actually a BookCrosser although he may not really know it - he both gives away books from the sculpture as well as accepting donations of books. I think this is so fantastic. Just look at that thing. Brilliant. I'm not really into cars, but I think I'd want one like this. ;-)

A few of Lemesoff's photos can be seen on his photostream on Flickr, here - some pretty good shots IMO. More pictures of the Arma, if anyone's interested. Three days ago I'd never heard about this guy, but I like him already. :-)

I'll be cross-posting this to my book blog, Leisha Reads ... a second blog that I set up in January as a place to post book reviews etc. Mostly for my own enjoyment. :-) Feel free to stop by though. :-)


raul said...

hello, i´m the creator of the ADIM , thank you very much for your words...
it´s not easy to manage this proyect,even now that is growing , i´m traveling for argentina these days, an at the end of the year i will take these maddness for south america. soon I wil post the map in my website.
salud arte
R l
Pd if you like the car , i can make one for you, and my dream of having an army will be one step cloder.

Leisha Camden said...

Hello Raul - I can't believe I've been forgetting to reply to your comment ... !! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for commenting here. It's a wonderful project you've started, and I hope it will grow and become all you dream of. :-)

I do like the car, but unfortunately I don't have a driver's license, so even if you made me one I couldn't use it, I'm afraid. But thank you for the offer! and again, thank you for visiting my blog. :-)