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Mind Blowing Book Sculptures by Guy Laramee

So this is what we do with literature now that we have e-readers? Just kidding. Most people read books on a regular basis, we gain knowledge and obtain lessons that might be applied to our own life in the near future. Designer Guy Laramee has a different viewpoint on paper. He uses those think and heavy book that we remember from College/High school to create beautiful sculptures.

Guy Laramée is an interdisciplinary artist who, in the course of his 30 years of practice, found his way through such varied and numerous disciplines as : stage writing, stage directing, contemporary music writing, musical instrument design and building, singing, video, scenography, sculpture, installation, painting and literature. He received more than 30 grants and was awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts the Joseph S. Stauffer award for musical composition. His work has been seen and heard in Canada, United States, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Latin America.

By transforming the edges of vintage books, he is able to create stunning mountains, glacial landscapes, plateaus, and deep valleys. Ironically his works represent the degradation of human culture. He has a strong belief that knowledge is gained by erosion, not accumulation. The following book sculptures are not the only masterpieces he hold under his belt. Feel free to check out his official website for more artwork. We hope you will enjoy this collection and appreciate this unique approach!

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Igor Ovsyannykov

Igor Ovsyannykov is a 23 year old geek, blogger, and designer. He mostly spends his time working here and sharing resourceful knowledge with others. He also enjoys weight lifting, hanging out with friends, and losing his mind to progressive house music. If you would like to reach him, send him an email to inspirationfeed@yahoo.com

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  1. Nico says:

    Fantastic use for old books that may never see the light of day again. Thanks for sharing!

  2. ben linford says:

    These are indeed mind-blowing!
    A great medium for innovation, with endless possibilities – completely scalable.

  3. Hanako says:

    Great article. Great artist. I especially like that he is using Japanese book to make Japanese garden :)

  4. allen derico says:

    There are worse crimes than destroying books…like not reading them.

  5. lehz says:

    excelente esculturas, buen trabajo; Pero qué dolor ver esos libros así…

  6. Kevin says:

    i invite him to make a model of Mecca. Out of vintage Korans

  7. John Clute says:

    love the idea of the City as a Book, the Book as a City. “Reading the city like a book” is NOT a metaphor here. Cf China Mieville’s THE CITY AND THE CITY. Pure Fantastika — where we live now

  8. WoW, This is amazing. Everything could be art. I saw many paper arts. but this is so impressive. Thank you for sharing this.

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