Books have been an inspiration to the masses since the dawn of…books, and it’s no surprise that these inspired people would eventually come back and show their appreciation by slicing their creative thoughts into the pages and bindings.
The knife work is meticulous. These artists will set aside days, weeks and months to create ideas and images that could have been done in hours using another medium. The pieces will be created with/through phone books, antique livres, custom made 図書, and fresh off the press bücher. The art will spring forth from the stories inside the literature, and other times you’ll be staring at something that resembles the colorful meanderings of a child, i.e. butterflies.
For the manlier folk out there, there are some skulls, gun fights and sea monsters.