Some of you may have seen the new CATS movie adaptation. For those that have, and to T.S. Eliot who must be rolling in his grave, I offer my deepest condolences. At least the entire experience has offered us an everlasting vault of comedic material. The newest treasure in our little trove comes from Twitter user Jack Waz:
A VFX producer friend of a friend was hired in November to finish some of the 400 effects shots in @catsmovie. His entire job was to remove CGI buttholes that had been inserted a few months before. Which means that, somewhere out there, there exists a butthole cut of Cats
I’m not sure this man knew what he was getting into, but this triggered something deep inside the Internet and thanks to him the hashtag #ReleaseTheButtholeCut is now trending. Here are a couple of the best:
Just imagine, you worked your ass off to get through college to become a CGI artist. Eventually, you land a job in Hollywood, and then one day you’re hired to draw 400 cat buttholes, and then, THEN, someone comes along and erases all your buttholes. #ReleaseTheButtholeCuthttps://t.co/Gb8aOqSrIR
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While most people look at an old hardcover book and see a story waiting to be read, some artists see a blank canvas.
1 – Emma taylor
U.K.-based artist Emma Taylor brings scenes from classic stories to life by creating amazing sculptures from titles she finds at used book shops.
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In an interview with My Modern Met, Taylor described book sculpture as “[her] creative outlet to highlight an appreciation of the little things in life.”
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Check out her ever-growing portfolio of other bookish sculptures!
2 – Tomoko Takeda
Across the globe, Japanese artist Tomoko Takeda transforms popular titles into ornate works of art by carving away layers of paper.
Le Petit Prince, Image via mymodernmet.com
Describing her 2014 exhibition titled ものがたりの断片 (monogatari no danpen, meaning “story fragments”), Takeda said, “I made books not to read, but to enjoy looking at.”
Flowers for Algernon, Image Via MYModernMet.com
3 – Thomas Wightman
Thomas Wightman, another British artist, takes book sculpture to the next level with his sculpture of Scotland’s Glenfinnan Viaduct bridge that actually moves!
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The Glenfinnan Viaduct has been a Scottish landmark for more than 100 years, but it was made even more famous when it appeared in the Harry Potter movie series. That little train could very well be the Hogwarts Express taking Harry, Hermione, and Ron to another year at the finest school for witchcraft and wizardry.
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These nifty book sculptures are a great way to beautify and bring new life to old favorites. Would you ever try to do this to one of your books?