This fun bookend design is by Art Ori Design.

I think you’ll agree that sometimes humorous designs can be tacky and a little cliché, however this design is tastefully done adding good craftsmanship with the image of a man recoiled as the books tumble upon him. Being made from a single piece of metal is a sustainable method of production. It also means that the cut-out of  the man acts as a shadow! Adding 3 dimensions to an otherwise 2 dimensional form.

One aspect that should be considered however is the size. The little man is fairly small and therefore whilst it has a good impact upon a plain light backdrop, any patterned surfaces or dark surfaces would lose the effect the designer aimed for.