Artist Upcycles Used Books, and the Results Are Remarkable

A painting doesn’t necessarily needs to begin with an empty canvas. Such is the work of Baltimore-based illustrator, Julianna Brion. Known for her “recycled sketchbooks,” Brion turns used books into surfaces to paint and experiment with.

Talking about her artistic journey, Brion shared in an interview with Working not Working: “I come from a whole family of illustrators and designers. My grandmother, Anne Rockwell, has written over 200 children’s books! I’d love an opportunity to work with her on a book someday.”

Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Penguin, and has been acknowledged by American Illustration and The Society of Illustrators, amongst others.

Make sure to follow her Instagram page for more eye-popping creations.

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