Illuminate Your World With the Glowing Books of Airan Kang

Now here’s a novel idea: a book that doubles as a flashlight for late-night reading. Granted, these glowing books, created by South Korean artist Airan Kang as part of her Digital Book Project, are probably less than truly legible, but that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t love to have them lighting up our bedrooms. The books are “electronically luminescent sculptures cast from transparent synthetic resin,” each sculpture meant to remove “the association with the object as an actual book, asking the viewer to contemplate the subject matter conveyed by the book’s title.” Kang’s work, which we first spotted over at Book Patrol, is currently on view at NYC’s Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery.

Photo Credit: Airan Kang
Photo Credit: Airan Kang