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Mar 2 2011 12:41pm
Brian Dettmer, the Book Surgeon

Brian Dettmer the Book Surgeon

I recently stumbled across these amazing constructs by artist Brian Dettmer and fell completely in love. As someone who won’t even dog-ear a book (and god help someone I find using one of my novels as a hard surface to write on!) I should be appalled by such rampant destruction of beautiful words... but I’m not. I’m smitten. These repurposed books are wonderfully inventive and stirring, and would be the perfect muse to sit on my writing desk at home.

Brian Dettmer the Book Surgeon

Brian Dettmer the Book Surgeon

Brian Dettmer the Book Surgeon

Brian Dettmer the Book Surgeon

You can see much more of Dettmer’s art, in larger and higher quality pics, in this gallery on My Modern Met or on Dettmer’s official website.

[via Mark Charan Newton]


Aidan Moher is the editor of A Dribble of Ink, a humble little blog that exists in some dusty corner of the web. He hasn’t won any awards, or published any novels. But he’s, uhh... working on that.

He is also a contributor at SF Signal and the lackey for io9’s Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast.

4 comments
Teawench
1. Teawench
I'm with you. I yell at anyone that dog ears any book, defaces on in any way or just throws them in a bag or whatever.

But omg...I totally want!!
Teawench
2. Genteelblackhole
Me too - part of me wants to hand over my collection and squeal 'Quick, do these ones!' before my pathalogical need to keep every spine un-cracked takes back over...
pat purdy
3. night owl
I am constantly amazed at what creative brains can envision-and I am sooooooo jealous that I think in kindergarten by comparison ! Absolutely lovely. If I had a desk, yes I would want one.
Aidan Moher
4. aidan
Glad you guys enjoyed these! I could peruse his website forever....

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