English artist Nicola Nobo transforms old books into intricate sculptures by meticulously folding their pages. Each sheet of paper is individually creased, and together, the hundreds of pages create three-dimensional designs between their hard covers. Nobo’s excellent craftsmanship, with its even pleats and smooth outlines, makes her lettering, skulls, and animals instantly recognizable.
Though these book sculptures are spectacular, Nobo doesn’t typically sell her actual folded creations. Instead, she markets the patterns so you can make them yourself. Her Etsy shop, called Book Origami, has nearly 100 styles to choose from, offering a step-by-step guide for producing the inverted motifs.