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Sculpture: Gemis Luciani creates stunning objects from humble phonebooks

Posted by James Cartwright,

Now that every piece of information you could ever need exists online, printed telephone directories have more or less become a thing of the past. All that remains to be done is notify the phone book publishers that they’ve become obsolete as they still insist on dropping loads of them at my door. For Gemis Luciani this steady flow of phone books is a godsend, and he’s been using the weighty volumes to construct sculptural pieces that experiment with the potential morphological forms of a book, bending, shaping and cutting them into aesthetically pleasing, geometrically challenging works. They’re probably useless when you’re on the hunt for a mechanic but they breathe new life into a medium that feels very much like a product of the past.

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.