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March 16, 2011

Isaac Salazar’s Altered Books

Filed under: artist's books, books, crafts, paper crafts — Tags: , , , — popularkinetics @ 6:19 am

Read, an altered artist book by Isaac Salazar

We were first drawn to Isaac Salazar’s work with this intriguing photo in which message and medium are so wonderfully intertwined, although the irony, of course, is that folding the book’s pages makes it unreadable as is. Salazar has no training as an artist, but found his creative calling through a craft project in which old Reader’s Digest magazines were folded into Christmas trees. He wondered if other forms were possible, and obviously they are. Salazar leads a double life: an accountant by day and origami/altered book artist in his free time. Here’s a link to his Flickr bookworks gallery.

Thanks to the Typestack blog for bringing these works to our attention. If you are a typophile, check out their site: www.typestack.com

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December 11, 2008

Thomas Allen’s Pulp Fiction

Filed under: artist's books, books, paper crafts, paper engineering, pop-up books — Tags: , , , — popularkinetics @ 10:18 pm

Thomas Allen's Pulp Fiction Artworks

Photographer Thomas Allen has an interesting take on the pulp fiction genre. He cuts various characters from a book’s cover, theatrically positions and lights them (often with a tongue-in-cheek response to the work’s title), then photographs the results to create an eerily staged diorama with surprising dramatic impact. To see more of Allen’s work, visit the 1dak.com site.

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