Beautiful Floral Anatomy Illustrations Give New Life to Discarded Pages of Old Books

Specializing in colorful and quirky prints, PRRINT is an art shop with a sustainable side. The company's founders pride themselves on their “environmentally friendly” products—namely, their popular pieces that are printed onto upcycled pages from vintage books. With such an ecological focus, it’s no surprise that PRRINT’s designs are often heavily inspired by nature, as evident in their stunning collection of anatomical collages.

In this series of prints, leafs from an old dictionary are overlaid with collages comprising beautiful floral illustrations and detailed anatomical sketches. Although the cheerful colors and graceful rendering of the flowers juxtapose the unidealized and graphic studies of the human body, the forms are harmoniously cohesive—vines twist around a hand, wildflowers pose as a pair of lungs, and butterflies flutter by a skeleton. Surprisingly, the text-heavy backdrops do not distract from the images; rather, the faded letters and warm tones of the pages complement the vintage aesthetic and bold lines of each graphic.

Visually appealing and environmentally friendly, these anatomical prints are a breath of fresh air.

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All images via PRRINT.

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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