“Hypertexts” series – Poetic Book Constructions by Stephen Doyle

"Hypertexts" series - Poetic Book Constructions by Stephen Doyle

What is actually Stephen Doyle’s “Hypertexts” series? – “The miniature monuments, testaments to the power of language and metaphors of imagination.” The words pop out just like the hypertext via a hyperlink on the internet. It’s where the inspiration started long, long ago. Big paper constructions, even bigger than the book itself, sprawl from the pages as “reimaginings of how information is communicated”. Doyle works as a graphic designer, yet the last couple of years his been focusing more and more on his “Hypertexts” series that have been already featured in The New Yorker, Wired, The New Republic, and more. The New York City-based artist seems to be twisting some sentences as well from these books, adding his way of interpretation, and hiding the author’s true meaning below new metaphors that create another interlocking connection with the book itself. “I soon realized that these three-dimensional diagrams seemed to have a poetic power of their own, recontextualizing language and ideas into sculptural forms, inspired by the books themselves.” To find more of Doyle’s amazing paper constructions and stay in touch with the latest news about his work you can visit artist’s Instagram page.

 

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"Hypertexts" series - Poetic Book Constructions by Stephen Doyle

Photo credits: Stephen Doyle

Reading these interlocking paper lines will get you to another metaphor that hides the true meaning of the book but connects to it poetically.

"Hypertexts" series - Poetic Book Constructions by Stephen Doyle "Hypertexts" series - Poetic Book Constructions by Stephen Doyle

Hypertexts are Stephen Doyle’s series inspired by the hypertexts/hyperlinks found on the internet.

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"Hypertexts" series - Poetic Book Constructions by Stephen Doyle "Hypertexts" series - Poetic Book Constructions by Stephen Doyle

Hypertexts are – “miniature monuments, testaments to the power of language and metaphors of imagination.”

"Hypertexts" series - Poetic Book Constructions by Stephen Doyle "Hypertexts" series - Poetic Book Constructions by Stephen Doyle

Doyle’s paper sculptures have already been featured in The New Yorker, Wired, The New Republic, and more.

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"Hypertexts" series - Poetic Book Constructions by Stephen Doyle

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