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Telephone Directory Carvings by Alex Queral

 - Nov 27, 2008   Updated: Mar 24 2011
References: projectsgallery & damncoolpics.blogspot
Cuban-born artist Alex Queral creates these amazing artworks by taking to old telephone directories with a razor knife and some acrylic.

Through his 3D phonebook carvings, the artist aims to celebrate the individual who is lost in the anonymous list of the thousands of names printed in the directory.

Implications - Phone books have largely lost their usefulness in today's digital world of search engines and Internet-equipped mobile phones, but savvy artists have reinvented this obsolete print directory by turning it into a canvas for art. By using a scalpel and some serious artistic skills, artists have turned discarded phone books from trash destined for a landfill to beautiful art that everyone can enjoy.