After their first successful collaboration in 2013, Erica Tanov and Bay Area artist Emily Payne (and longtime friend to Apartment Therapy) are back at it again. With brand new work on the walls of Tanov's Berkeley shop last night (see above), they launched a new clothing and home collection inspired by the work, which features collages made out of old book covers, book boards as well as gouache and graphite.
“Like all things alive, the aging books I work with are in an ongoing state of disrepair and decomposition. In choosing to work with dilapidated books, I am dramatizing and highlighting the natural process of decay as well as the regeneration that this creative process represents.”
For the full story, see the press release below. You can see the work at Erica Tanov through October and head to her website and shops in Berkeley and Larkspur to see the full collection.