Booklicious: Thomas Allen's Pop-Up Pulp

August 09, 2010


I find pulp lit incredibly fascinating. Every time I pop into Half Price Books, I spin through its rack of pulp titles, looking for standout titles or covers. There are always new gems - apparently the turnover there is pretty high? - and I'm frequently tempted to buy a couple, but the last thing I need is to start collecting another genre. 

But Thomas Allen takes pulp to a whole new level. He cuts out cover elements from selected titles and then positions them together to create individual vignettes, resulting in a context even more deliciously pulpy than the originals. 

You can browse his hilarious setups at the Joseph Bellows Gallery here and the Foley Gallery here


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