The Classiest of Pop-Up Books
Remember those pop-up books you used to read as a child? Who am I kidding…? Remember those pop-up books you still can’t help but to look at every time one crosses your path? If the pop art of those classic children’s books impressed you, then the work of visual artist Thomas Allen is about to float your boat, and then some. Combining pulp fiction cover art from vintage books and flattened landscapes created from those same bindings, Allen produces scenes of action and emotion that turn something read into something real.
Book art has never been so cool, and despite the current trend of digital reading, Allen’s artistry provides that much more reason to remain loyal to the paperbacks we grew up on. Technology wins a lot of battles, but not this one.