Double Takes: Map Collage: Shannon Rankin

Pyongyang Etsy artist Selflesh aka Shannon Rankin has created some amazing map collages. In her own words: “In search of connections among geography, anatomy and botany, I combine the visual elements of maps, anatomical illustrations and natural forms to explore themes of travel, healing and time.” As an aspiring travel writer and map collector, I’m finding …

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Double Takes: Book Autopsies: Brian Dettmer

Brian Dettmer is an artist who has managed to combine two of my favorite things in life: visual art and books. He creates incredible pieces of artwork by carving into books to reveal their textual and pictorial content. Words can’t possibly do it justice.