As much as I’d like to take the credit for coming across this one on my own, I found it on stumbleupon.com. I had to share the brilliance. I can’t imagine how much time must have gone into carving, and cutting these.
The website states that the artist cut out each page one at a time, however looking at some of the cuts, I find this hard to believe. Some of the outer carvings look like they would have been cut like wood. Regardless, the novelty (ha, get it! Novel-ty…yeah) and sheer devotion to detail is beyond spectacular.
The drawings and prints are original to the books, so the artist would have had to do some serious planning, and flagging pages to decide which to cut.
His creations range from using one book, to what looks like over 30 in some of his other installations.
What’s really mind blowing is the website shows hundreds of books, all designed and created by one man, Brian Dettmer(Click name for website). I am not sure if this is just a hobby of his or a job, but he seems to be getting quite a lot of buzz over the last few years for his hard work, especially online (thank you stumbleupon).