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Jimmy Turrell Recycles by Turning Forgotten Books into Art

 - Mar 28, 2018
References: jimmyturrell & design-milk
Newcastle-based artist Jimmy Turrell takes a sentimental approach to illustrations and collages as he turns forgotten books into art. The creative bought 1,000 books on eBay on a whim, later finding out that they were "just a day away from being thrown into a skip."

Jimmy Turrell looked through the impressive and robust collection of print literature, ranging from 1920s ski manuals and retro scrapbooks of the Norwegian royal family. The lot belonged to the seller's late father who, it seems, had a wide scope of interests and was fond of the printing press. After selecting usable bits and pieces from the sizable collection, Jimmy Turrell turned the books into art. The result is a series of stunningly vintage collages, boasting quotes and superimposed illustrations.