We know some readers don't take too well to repurposing books as artwork, but these painted book covers by illustrator Frank Chimero are so rad that we hope you'll forgive us for featuring them — besides he's thoughtfully left the pages intact so they can still be used for their original purpose.
The books are part of Chimero's recent show "If Someone Asks This is Where I'll Be" and are available online at BuyOlympia.com for $150 each along with his paper cuts and some ridiculously cool paintings. The site describes his work:
Chimero's fascination with the creative process, curios- ity, and visual experience informs all of his work. Each piece is the part of an exploration in finding wit, surprise, honesty and joy in the world around us.
See more of Frank Chimero's artwork, design and illustration on his website.