Modulem: A Bookish Art Shop

Ottawa, Canada · 289 Sales


Modulem: A Bookish Art Shop

Ottawa, Canada 289 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   SUMMER SALE All 8x8 / 8x10 prints are 20% OFF until Aug. 31st (reg. price $25)

Last updated on Aug 20, 2016

SUMMER SALE All 8x8 / 8x10 prints are 20% OFF until Aug. 31st (reg. price $25)


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Transforming vintage books into new works of art

From my studio to your home, from my hands to yours.

I make books, transform them, collect then, and photograph them.
Books carry memories of everyday life and extraordinary experiences which is why they make the perfect props/inspiration for art.

The “An afternoon in the City” photo series is inspired by my travels.
The "Gourmand" photo series is inspired by my favourite sweets and drinks.

Both series are made using faded vintage French books from “Le Livre de poche” editions. These popular paperbacks were, from the 30’s throughout the 70’s, published with coloured paper edges.

These photos were entirely taken in natural daylight, to catch all the nuances of their fading hues and unique blemishes.
Almost abstract, they are simple and stylish and entirely modern.

It was so very lovely of you to stop by my little shop: modulem!

Shop members
  • Marisa Swangha

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    Mulidisciplinary artist currently residing in Ottawa. Modulem is an Etsy shop for my smaller works.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 27, 2016
Modulem offers unique book photography, book art pieces, artist's books, and a variety of mixed media artwork.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Your order will ship within 2-5 business days after receiving payment for your order.
Shipments are sent with Post Canada, via regular mail.

***Please note that Canada Post rates are much higher than most Western countries' postal services - however, the service is extremely reliable.

For delivery time - please allow:
6-18 business days for Canada
10-28 business days for the United States
3-5 weeks for Oceania, the European Union, Norway, and Asia

Special request for Express or Tracked Shipping -
If you feel more at ease with insurance, or a tracking number - please contact me prior to your purchase. The shipping price will reflect the additional requirements.

Customs -
Any applicable custom fees and/or duties are the sole responsibility of the buyer.

Lost package / Undelivered package -
*Please note that I use regular mail - which means if lost, the package will be untraceable.
Refunds and Exchanges
Each item is meticulously handcrafted - I provide an accurate description as well as images. Please make sure the item is to your liking prior to purchase (I can provide additional images) - once shipped, the item is not refundable.
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