Magical World Created from Illuminated Book Sculptures by Su Blackwell

Although I am not a big fan of book carving (still feel guilty to carve those medium of knowledge), it seems there is a trend to use these uncommon canvas to create sculptures among artists. In Su Blackwell‘s latest exhibition (previous), she created fairy scenes includes dwellings (such as lighthouses, wood cottages, tree-huts and houses), trees, lakes and bridges from books.

Magical World Created from Illuminated Book Sculptures by Su Blackwell
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Book Surgery: Incredible Book Carving Art from Brian Dettmer

Book Surgery: Incredible Book Carving Art from Brian Dettmer

What to do with those out-of-date annuals, encyclopedias, and other weighty tomes. While some books beg to be passed on and shared, or even cherished selfishly through the centuries, some just don’t stand the test of time. Hence, some artists try to turn those dated books into art. American Brian Dettmer is one of a growing number of artists who has made a virtue of the redundant book by transforming it into a modern masterpiece.
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Creative Book Folding Art from Isaac Salazar

Creative Book Folding Art from Isaac Salazar

We have featured several post about book sculpture (book art1, book art2 and book art3) in our site which got heated discussion. We are amazed by the art itself but feel guilty for those curved book. In today’s post, we will present you a whole new different style of book art, which transformed books into eye-popping literature – literally. Issac Salazar, the creative artist, creates typographic images by precisely folding individual pages in books, which is truly amazing.
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Incredible Phone Book Carvings

I have wrote several posts about book carving art, see here and here. Every time, I was amazed by those incredible carving skill and creation, but feel guilty about those books and dictionaries. Hence, I decided to not write any more about these book carving until I came across this project by Alex Queral.

Incredible Phone Book Carvings
Alex Queral’s “It’s All Relative” (Albert Einstein)
When Alex Queral saw a pile of unwanted phone books 14 years ago, he was hit with a flash of inspiration. Rather than just leaving them to rot he would recycle them, using them as the basis for works of art by carving portraits out of them.

Incredible Phone Book Carvings
Alex Queral’s “The Man With No Name” (Clint Eastwood)
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