Rock Paper Scissors
Designer Brian Dettmer creates visual art out of literary art with his intricate paper sculptures. He peels layers away from old books and adds color and image collages, using surgical tools to craft three dimensional compositions. I think Dettmer's work pays homage to the beauty and communicative capacity of books, despite its seemingly destructive usage of them as raw material. In fact, his art depends on bound books' existence, making him an ironic ally of traditional publishing.