Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 464,996 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,257 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 316,853 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,257 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 316,853 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,207 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Innovation Awards
Trend Hunter’s Innovation Strategy Awards recognize the best innovation tactics gathered from our interviews with some of the world's most notable business leaders, authors and change makers.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Custom Masterclasses
Join the world's leading brands who leverage our custom programs to accelerate innovation.
FuturistU 5-Day Program
Become a Futurist with our immersive 5-Day program at Future Festival World Summit.
Online eLearning
Learn the fundamentals of futurism and trends with 100+ online courses about innovation.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
Learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 464,996 cutting edge ideas.

3D Phonebook Art

Telephone Directory Carvings by Alex Queral

— November 27, 2008 — Art & Design
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.
Trend Themes
1. Phonebook Art - Turning obsolete phonebooks into 3D works of art is a creative way to repurpose the outdated directories.
2. Recycled Art - Using discarded materials like phonebooks as a canvas for art is a sustainable and eco-friendly trend.
3. Paper Sculpture - Creating intricate sculptures out of paper, such as phonebooks, showcases the potential of this versatile material.
Industry Implications
1. Art - Artists can explore new mediums, like phonebooks, to create unique and innovative pieces for collectors and enthusiasts.
2. Sustainability - Sustainable and eco-friendly art is a growing market that businesses can tap into by repurposing materials like phonebooks.
3. Printing and Publishing - The declining use of phonebooks presents an opportunity for companies in the printing and publishing industry to innovate and adapt to new technologies and market demands.
3.6
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness