'Book Art' by Isaac Salazar - Incredible 3D Typography

Literature is art, but discarded works of literature as art?  Pictured above is evidence of just that and there’s a great deal more from an artist creating tremendous pieces in his spare time.

Isaac Salazar, an accountant in New Mexico, spends his free time away from the “exciting” world of accounting creating the “Book of Art.”

How does he do it?  Salazar accomplishes all of his pieces without cutting a single page, relying instead on careful folding of the pages in books to arrive at a finished product.

His bio sheds light on his inspiration for undertaking such a venture and the exact methods used to craft his work:

“I am someone who has never taken an art class in my life but have stumbled upon making Book Art / Book Origami. I didn’t think I had an artistic bone in my body and never thought of myself as creative. I had seen the Readers Digest Christmas trees and wondered if it was possible to create a different design or use words.”

“I first started off doing simple letters, alternating pages for each fold but now I am doing more complex and intricate fonts. I use simple arithmetic and an exacto knife as my supplies along with lots of time. It takes me anywhere from a day for the simpler styles to 2 weeks for the more complex styles. I have recently ventured into logos and symbols and would like to pursue this area more:

“My inspiration comes from multiple things and places. I can browse the used book section for titles that stand out to me.”

The piece pictured above is my favorite of the lot for it’s color and to me, represents the anarchistic nature of his work as a whole.

View more of Salazar’s work on his Flickr gallery, or if you’re like yours truly, you can find some of his pieces for sale on Etsy.

After taking a look at some of his offerings, which piece is your favorite and why?

(source / Core77)

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