Vivid book cut illustrations by Thomas Allen

Michigan-based designer, illustrator and collage artist Thomas Allen brings books to life with his amazing book cut illustrations, his paper figures literally springing from the text. Allen constructs three-dimensional illustrations, filled with subtle visual humor, using figures cut and folded from old books. He gently cuts around the shape of his characters, physically releasing them from their two dimensional surface. Wonderful!

All images © Thomas Allen (via)