Growing up in the 70’s, it was all the rage to have a Lite-Brite.   I can still hear the song from the Hasbro commercial…”Lite Brite making things with light…Lite Brite!”  Along with an Easy Bake Oven and a Sit ‘n’ Spin, it was a key component in one’s toy repertoire.

In a characteristically retro move, design maven Tory Burch actually commissioned an artist to take 2 million of those pesky bulbs to create her holiday windows last December.    Poor Kate Spade felt scooped.

Artist Airan Kang sends a current through his work by encasing his favorite reads in illuminated binders.  Quite the clever endeavor.

Gallery representation: Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

You can watch animation of the books here: