Artist's 3D Typography Gives New Life to Forgotten Books

The written word can indeed be considered art, with the author's descriptions creating vivid scenes in the mind of the reader. But only rarely do the pages themselves actually become artwork, as they have at the hands of Isaac Salazar.

Working with the pages of "discarded and unloved" books he creates rather striking and ingenious examples of three dimensional typography.

His "Book of Art" collection is only just getting off the ground at Etsy, but there are plenty of other examples available within his Flickr gallery, should 3D book typography art strike your fancy.

Since this site was born as a gadget blog, however, I have to ask: When will some intrepid artiste mold a tablet into an elaborate Tablet of Art origami creature? [Etsy, Flickr via Boing Boing]