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Repurposing For Inspiration: 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 repurposed the library's old books.  Artist Isaac Salazar has a different idea for repurposing; he's created 'Book Origami' that beautifully inspires!

 

Book Origami by Isaac Salazar: © Isaac SalazarBook Origami by Isaac Salazar: © Isaac Salazar

 

Book Origami by Isaac Salazar: © Isaac SalazarBook Origami by Isaac Salazar: © Isaac Salazar

 

Book Origami by Isaac Salazar: © Isaac SalazarBook Origami by Isaac Salazar: © Isaac Salazar

 

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."

Formerly, Mr. Salizar was filling custom orders for books on Etsy.com.  Now, however, he is reportedly working on his own creations which will post again on Etsy as they are ready.  To see more of Salizar's Book Origami, visit Book of Art's Photostream on Flickr.

 

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