Book typography by Isaac Salazar

He is not a professionally trained artist but he has a skill and talent. Isaac Salazar works as an accountant in New Mexico. He creates these beautiful 3D book arts at his free time.

Salazar creates beautiful art of the book without cutting a single page, relying instead on careful folding of the pages in books to arrive at a finished product.

Here is what he says.

“I am someone who has never taken an art class in my life but have stumbled upon making Book Art / Book Origami. I didn’t think I had an artistic bone in my body and never thought of myself as creative. I had seen the Readers Digest Christmas trees and wondered if it was possible to create a different design or use words.”

“I first started off doing simple letters, alternating pages for each fold but now I am doing more complex and intricate fonts. I use simple arithmetic and an exacto knife as my supplies along with lots of time. It takes me anywhere from a day for the simpler styles to 2 weeks for the more complex styles. I have recently ventured into logos and symbols and would like to pursue this area more:

“My inspiration comes from multiple things and places. I can browse the used book section for titles that stand out to me.”

His Flickr page

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