between the lines

February 21, 2012

Aren’t these amazing?

I just recently got clued into Brian Dettmer‘s intricate book sculptures (via Neil Gaiman‘s twitter, no lie) and had to share. Irony aside, words fail me where describing the brilliance of this is concerned. Plus I think the artist himself says it best:

“The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time. The book’s intended function has decreased and the form remains linear in a non-linear world. By altering physical forms of information and shifting preconceived functions, new and unexpected roles emerge.”

These are just a few of my favourites, but I highly recommend checking out his other pieces here and here