Boing Boing pointed me to the art work of Thomas Allen. He has taken old books, cut out the cover or inside images and photographed them in very dynamic ways. His work is inventive and thrilling. Bringing the books to life. He uses mainly old pulp novels. I have my own fascination with the lost art of pulp novel covers. I have a mini collection that I hope to grow but this certainly inspires me. In used book stores I frequently come across books with interesting cover art or interior works but due to the quality (tears in the cover, crumbling pages) i pass them by. Next time maybe I’ll grab them and try my hand at making them come to life.
Check out more of Thomas Allen’s work. I’m particularly taken with the piece Stacked.