ATG Quirkies: The Intricate Secrets Behind an Artist of the Book

TEDYouth2014 [CC 2.0] via Flickr

TEDYouth2014 [CC 2.0] via Flickr

Brian Dettmer is an artist who applies his artistic vision to old books by  literally digging into them with an X-Acto knife!

Checkout his recent TED talk in which he shows how he “makes beautiful, unexpected sculptures that breathe new life into old books.”  Brian describes how he “seals the object with varnish, then swiftly and deftly moves through it with an X-Acto knife until he comes out the other side, cutting away material to form something new…”

(The source of ATG Quirkies is John Riley of Gabriel Books)

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