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Stunning Pop-Up Book Covers

Jill Harness

I've always found the art of pulp fiction novels to be simply fascinating. Of course, they had to be—these cheap books often sold because of the cover image, not the content inside.

But artist Thomas Allen has raised the bar even higher for these stunning images by cutting out the people and creatures on the covers and photographing them. He's created a whole new level of detail through the 3D interactions of the characters pictured. For more examples of his work and more information on how he creates the images, be sure to read this article on WebUrbanist.