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3D Artworks from old reference books

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Brian Dettmer is a strange guy.

The books you value the most in your humble libraries are his source of art.

He uses the old reference books such as a huge dictionary and carves it to create a collage. He is born in 1974 and since 2001 doing this kind of art.

You can see some pictures of his exhibits around the world in Flickr.

I found about him in the May 2010 issue of Wired UK.

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April 23, 2010 at 1:59 pm

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Such a great work.Lovely scenery. I saw this at

This little bug made a great leap to reach that point. In the end probably eaten by the birds or a kid hit it with a finger.

Sometimes i feel we all are like this little bug.

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November 18, 2009 at 7:57 pm

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Moleskine Art by Datafobik

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This will be some kind of an ad however the efforts spent in it deserves a special applause. Therefore i would like to share these cool Moleskine notebooks with you.

The covers are created by Datafobik, whom i know of from MYK Medya. She is very talented, check out Yahoyt Magazine for instance. She contributes to that as well. Now she is sharing her talent with everybody with a small price to pay.

What Datafobik does is this; You submit your picture to her and she draws a portrait of you on a Moleskine notebook and sends it to you. It is a great birthday present for someone you know. It also is a great collectible item. I will try to trick her into doing series of design for collectible purposes.

Anyway here on this page. You can find out all her designs. Some of them are brilliant. Such as Street Fighter paintings. I love creative stuff and Datafobik’s works are standing out…

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September 3, 2009 at 6:23 am

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The Arnolfini Marriage

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Jan Van Eyck, one of the greatest artists of his time, drew this painting in 1434.

It is one of the first paintings with a signature on. He wrote “Jan Van Eyck was here” on top of the mirror in which we can see the artist as well.

I really like this painting. Not only because it is brilliant but also the symbolism it uses and the questions it raise.

For instance is the lady in the painting pregnant or not? If yes a baby conceived before marriage should have been sinful. What does the dog symbolise? Faithfulness? Or just an ordinary dog. What about the candle? Is it the light of god? Why only one candle? What about the two pairs of slippers?

If a painting depicting such an ordinary scene makes us ask questions after 575 years than for me it really is a piece of art.

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August 24, 2009 at 7:53 am

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