If you’re going to destroy a book, this is the only way to do it (17 HQ Photos)

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This amazing carved book art by Guy Laramee. More of his work HERE.

Via Guylaramee

  • NocturnalGecko


  • etcrr

    I am not usually in favor of distroying books but this is pretty damn amazing creativity

    • That guy

      Yes, but I'm sure they could've done the same with a piece of wood…………..

    • Spell It

      Are you in favor of using a dictionary?

  • Yasir_Khan

    Architecture students: so that's why they buy the books for

    • TheAndy

      I finally started using my textbooks in the working world.

  • bluntaholic

    this might just be the only use left for encyclopedia's

    • Jay

      When the machines take over, if we don't have any books, we have no knowledge.

  • Oskar

    Wow, that's really amazing!

  • squeegy

    number 5, the middle stone looks like cock and balls just sayin….

    • non

      If thats what your package looks like, you may want to see a doctor.

      • Real American Ass


        • Real American Ass

          ha i was too lazy to scroll up lol so i commented (#5)

          • Real American Ass

            ha did it again ,,!,, all

  • ecnalubma

    Now we found something to do with all the Twilight books.

    • sketchent

      I think for the simple fact that it's a Twilight book will destroy the beauty of the art.

  • rabidpanda147

    pretty effin awesome

  • captainobvious

    how is this done?

    • captainobvious

      i realize it is "carved" but any further details or videos found?

    • Dalton

      im thinkin its done with a dremel tool

  • brian!

    #11 moldey books wtf who cares???? chive obviously u care cuss u "U" MOST PROBLEY "mac" took the time to post about moldey books wtf is theCHIVE becoming??? WOT HAS HAPPEND TO THE TUPPY THREADS FULL THE TOP OF HUMP AND GASH ?

    • brian!

      pretty effin awesome

      sketchent 69p · 50 minutes ago
      I think for the simple fact that it's a Twilight book

      ecnalubma · 1 hour ago
      Now we found something to do with all the Twilight books.

      etcrr 108p · 3 hours ago
      I am not usually in favor of distroying books but this is pretty damn amazing creativity

      TRYING TO ACT INTELLIGENTY SARCASTIC set of nobheads need to gtfo and stfu

      • DirtyDougie


      • Doc Arkham

        Quick, someone get Brian! some boob pictures, stat! theChive is the only place on the Internet where they can be found! And since since he'll never actually see any in real life…

        (Did that make you LAUGH MOR, or was it just too INTELLIGENTY SARCASTIC?)

      • Fin

        Maybe if someone would carve one of these books into some impressive boobs and gash, Brian! would slink off and masturbate in the corner and leave the rest of us to do important things like appreciate talent and you know…walk on two legs.

      • JP_ott

        I'm trying to come up with something clever but in all honesty I'm still in shock. This man is an idiot. I mean look at his writing. I'm not even sure what he was saying. More importantly what the heck is "intelligenty sarcastic" The internet offers many pornographic (big word be careful) websites. You should try one of those instead. I think us Chiver's might be too "intelligenty sarcastic" for you Brian

        • lolatbooks

          I honestly decided to look at the comments section just to see who, if anyone, cares about the books being destroyed. Books get destroyed at libraries all the time. They get more books than they can physically carry. As for the art of it, I don't care for it all that much.

  • Da Sandman

    this is really cool…

  • Contrived

    Brian! you missed the point of the

    • Contrived

      So I fail at iPhone typing. You missed the point of the article. It’s art, skilfully done. I believe you need to gtfo and stfu.

  • Anonymous

    Chive, your doing it right. But don’t stop with amazing chivettes. Brian! Stfu, if you don’t like don’t look at it.

  • -Matt-

    Looks amazing, but i'm not in favour of destroying books for the sake of art.

    "FÜck your written word, my carvings are better!" he may have said while doing these, perhaps.

    Maybe if they were bibles, then i wouldn't mind.

    • https://www.facebook.com/damonaco Daniel Angelo Monaco

      So you don't like destroying books but a book that some people derive great spiritual guidance from is okay to to destroy because it doesn't conform to your belief system? Isn't that kind of hypocritical?

    • Groggy

      You know that libraries dump hundreds of books annually to make space on their shelves, right? At least these books are being used for something.

      • Matt

        True enough, on these books. With current technologies, books are being saved electronically.
        Also, for those against destroying books, remember that MANY of them have MILLIONS of copies.
        Also, what if these books were already damaged? (rot, mold, insects, rodents, humans?)

        Think of it as recycling, re-purposing.

  • Jerry

    Bet u cant do that with the new kindle fire

  • Eagleheart

    This Made Me Feel A Plethora of Emotions, I Am Impressed By His Skill, But Why Waste So Many Books?…Actually, -Matt-'s Got It Right lol… I'd Care Significantly Less If They Were Bibles.

    • https://www.facebook.com/damonaco Daniel Angelo Monaco

      Again, not understanding why that's okay? So basically it's not okay to destroy books unless its a book that doesn't appear in your personal belief system? The best defense against hypocrisy is more hypocrisy?

      • fnaah

        Basically it's okay because the bible is a work of fiction, and when you think about it, is responsible for more human suffering than any other single thing in the world, not to mention the fact that its teachings are responsible for the hinderance of science and learning and tolerance.

        But sure, you go ahead and read the bible if you like. Please remember that it teaches you that if you wear clothing of mixed fabrics, you will GO TO HELL! How's that poly/cotton shirt treating you now, eh?

        • https://www.facebook.com/damonaco Daniel Angelo Monaco

          So you're blaming all that human suffering on a book and not, say, the people who conducted that suffering or had something to gain by the conducting of that suffering? Basically they're off the hook for that? What about the people who read the book and did something good? What about the suffering conducted out side of that? When you go to court should we just let somebody guy if they said the Bible made them do it because clearly they were laboring under a false set of values? Should criminalize the reading of this awful book? Since Judaism and Islam only read parts of the Bible, should we let them off the hook or is the Torah and the Koran equally at fault?

          What about the teachings of the Bodisativas? Buddhism has some bible sounding stuff in it's belief systems, let's get rid of that too. Oh, shit, Sufi mysticism is technically part of Islam, which uses parts of what we use as the Bible…we should just chuck all that too. What about plays and movies that quote or were based on the Bible, great works of art, literature, statues….damn. Did that stuff help cause all that human suffering you talked about?

          The point I'm trying to make here is that Atheism and Agnosticism are perfectly valid beliefs that have just as much right to exist as anything else but that doesn't give you a right to blame a book for human suffering nor does it give you the right to mock a person's beliefs what ever they might be just because you don't agree with them.

          I'm not religious, I haven't been inside a church in a long time. But people have a right to believe what ever they want, without some hypocritical dick head mocking them. You wanna burn a bible? Fine. Burn one. Just don't gloat about it and expect everybody to think you're edgy and intelligent.

        • Kyle H.

          Ok, to set the record straight here, I am simply going to address your last comment on the mixed fabrics.

          The passage is not about morality, rather, it is about common sense. Mixing two fabrics that are not meant to be mixed would be not only damaging to the garment, but unsanitary as well depending on the combination. It was more about protecting the consumer than enforcing morality. The same goes for the extended passage talking about mxing seeds in a field. Different maturing times for crops would provide complications in crops.

          I have a hard time with folks (like you) who will spout out these types of misinformation. Reason being that there are way too many people out there content with taking your word on it rather than looking it up themselves.

          Good day!

  • Spencer_on_Fire


    Don't know how it's done, don't care either……it's still pretty amazing

    • https://www.facebook.com/damonaco Daniel Angelo Monaco

      I keep trying to figure out how time consuming that must've been. It really is amazing how much detail he put into each little carving. This guy's brilliant.

  • mercutio

    Hey Brian! GO START YOUR OWN SITE! Then deal with assholes such as yourself who can’t appreciate a damn thing.

  • Capitalism

    Libraries destroy books fairly regular.. you people should look into it. This is a nice alternative.

  • herp derp derpity

    Pretty sure its CNC machine..

  • Retoñao

    i feel useless right about now

  • CzarCzarBinks

    #5 Patience young grasshopper.

  • Random Things


  • guest

    Nice, so why no info on the artist, like name, website, information? If you're gonna do it, do it right.

    • guest

      sorry, didn't see the header on the set.

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