I can't say how many times I've leafed through the pages of "LULU", Lulu's inspirational and voyeuristic book of hand-painted collages. Every time I open its pages, it feels so fresh, so new, like I'm looking at it for the first time all over again.
"LULU" was recently released by Ammo Books and has been generating a lot of enthusiasm and praise for good reason. Met Home said it best: this book is "so enormously colorful and energetic, so totally larger than life, that we give it the joie de vivre award for sheer affirmative exhuberance." The pages are overflowing with color; the handscribbles and torn-out photos placed side-by-side with lushly painted florals are mesmerizing and life-affirming both at the same time.
Lulu's book is truly her trail of inspiration: a visual autobiography which takes as its subject her family memories growing up, her world travels, and her life's great romance and inspirations. Here are a few of the images -
The oversized coffee table format of this book is perfect for showing off the collages at their best, or for tearing out and pinning to your wall (as every person I show the book to wants to do). Leafing through these pages is like taking a journey through Lulu's eyes and musings, and is an invigorating journey from start to finish.