Books are a beautiful thing which almost every person loves. Many people get obsessed with reading books as every book has a uniqueness that the other doesn’t. Stephen Doyle, a graphic designer had created a series of book sculptures where words from the book pages leap out. Well, this gives a new meaning to wordplay.More info & Photo courtesy: Stephen DoyleInstagram


Doyle had said to My Modern Met that he loves languages. He had said that cutting books and remaking them is not a logical idea. And had said that reconfiguring the lines from the books creates arbitrary associations and juxtapositions that confuse. When he was a child he had learned this type of wordplay from his caretaker. Now he has created the words in a 3D realm and made the hypertexts by joining randoms lines in the text. And the looks of the sculptures he has created are inspired by the book itself.

Doyle had said that some of his friends are mad at him for ruining the books. He had said that though they are mad he thinks his creations are small monuments. And also he considers them as ideas coming to 3D life taking a form allowing them to cast shadows. And that for him casting a shadow is a testament. For more of his work check his Instagram and his website.

#2 Stephen’s Hypertexts

“Notes from Underground” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky


“The Prince and the Discourses” by Niccolo Machiavelli


“The Invisible Man” by HG Wells


“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” By John le Carré


“Here is New York” by E.B. White


“The Door” by Magda Szabó


“Atonement” by Ian McEwan


“Speak Memory” by Vladimir Nabokov


“One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Márquez


“Sound and the Fury” by William Faulkner


“The Waves” by Virginia Woolf


“The Golden Bough” by James George Frazer


“A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis” by Sigmund Freud


“The Reason Why” by Cecil Woodham-Smith


“Frantemaglia (Fragments)” by Elena Ferrante


“Neotribes” by Steve Silberman

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