Book Art by Brian Dettmer

Leaves of Grass 2014

Brian Dettmer
Leaves of Grass 2014 Detail

I can’t remember where I first came across Brian Dettmer’s work but the images of his amazingly detailed book sculptures have stayed with me. I admire artists like Brian so much. He sees unlimited potential in books. He sees past their function.

“The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time. The book’s intended function has decreased and the form remains linear in a non-linear world,” says Brian. “By altering physical forms of information and shifting preconceived functions, new and unexpected roles emerge. This is the area I currently operate in. Through meticulous excavation or concise alteration I edit or dissect communicative objects or systems such as books, maps, tapes and other media. The medium’s role transforms. Its content is recontextualized and new meanings or interpretations emerge.”

Brian Dettmer
The Master and Margarita

O.P.P. – other people’s planners

I am obsessed with my planners. I have two at the moment – a Filofax Metropol and a large textured planner from kikki-K. I’ve been checking out other people’s planners (O.P.P. – yeah you know me!) and I’ve been getting HEAPS of planner decoration inspiration. I think there is a correlation between planner prettiness and productivity. The prettier my planner is, the more I want to use it!

Here are my faves – all from Instagram. If you have a planner pic you want to share, hit me up on Facebook or tag me on Instagram.

A photo posted by Cindy J. 💕 ( on

A photo posted by Studio Calico (@studio_calico) on

A photo posted by Studio Calico (@studio_calico) on

A photo posted by tiffany julia (@createplanlove) on

A photo posted by §tacy €hang (@imelpomene) on

A photo posted by @lovejensky on

A photo posted by HollyMolly118 (@hollymolly118) on

The Mountain & I

The Mountain & I
This print by Arsenal Handicraft is awesome. By day you can see a mountaineer making his way up a rocky bluff. By night the print lights up, revealing the happy camper safely tucked in a tend on a plateau. So freaking cool

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