This past weekend I spent a night at The Wit hotel in Chicago and noticed the floor-to-ceiling bookshelves in this lounge. See those faces? Let's look closer.
All of those black and white portraits are formed from the spines of books.
Each book wears a jacket of plain black paper over its regular cover, and then a slice of a face is glued to the spine. (No books were harmed in the making of this project.)
If you need a statement wall in your house, copy this idea! Print and slice up a mix of celebrities, artists, and world leaders, or immortalize your family and friends. You're not reading that set of encyclopedias anymore, are you? Repurpose them as artwork.