Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Book Origami by Isaac Salazar (15 pics)

Book Origami by Isaac Salazar
We give away old clothes, old furniture, old toys... but old books... they get to stay.  They're on the bookshelves or packed away in our garages.  They represent our formative selves; they announce, "This was once important to me."

A few weeks ago, we visited the library at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands to see how the students there cleverly re-purposed the library's old books. Artist Isaac Salazar has a different idea for re-purposing; he's created 'Book Origami' that beautifully inspires!

Isaac Salazar makes this crazy pieces of “Book Origami”. “I see my work as a way to display a meaningful piece of art onto a book that would otherwise sit on a shelf and collect dust; it’s also my way of recycling a book that might otherwise end up in a landfill.  The words or symbols I use are drawn from anything that invokes inspiration or encouragement, such as “Read”, “Dream” and the Recycle symbol.  If my work also makes people look at a book and even art in a new light then the piece has done its job“

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