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Will Ashford takes used books and creates

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 23, 2008

Will Ashford takes used books and creates art and new meanings out of them.

At some unpredictable point along the way, in my mind, the images start to invent themselves. Using colored vellums, graphite and or India ink to highlight or obscure my words; I create the image of that invention. Though I strive to make each document visually engaging I find it is the words that I value most.

(via monoscope)

Update: Ashford’s work is quite similar to Tom Phillips’ A Humument, which was first published in 1970. (thx, joel)