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Phone book Buddha

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Phone book Buddha

Somebody clandestinely snapped these pics of Buddha heads carved out of phone books at the recent TED conference (where cameras are forbidden).

14 thoughts on “Phone book Buddha

  1. Peter Bengtson says:

    As of last week, there were some of these on display in the main hall of the Low Library at Columbia University in NYC. I do not know how long they will be there

  2. Bryan C says:

    Forbidding cameras never seems to actually work. Why does anyone still bother?

  3. chantal sottas says:

    I believe the artist’s name is Long Bin

  4. Kwak Moonsuk says:


  5. Registered User says:

    Prohibiting cameras are no longer effective in technologically advancing world! –

  6. Mike says:

    Many craftsmen are coming with different ideas using phone book! Good show! –

  7. pool table says:

    It took me a second to put the two together, but that is really ingenious. What a great way to recycle! I really enjoyed browsing over the other picture you have up too, like the bear made out of gum–way cool! Thanks

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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