Early June brings with it the Dundas West Fest, and with it comes the much celebrated Monkey’s Paw Collage Party. For the third year in a row (recap of previous years), DWSF revelers participated in the dissection and reconstitution of vintage publications.
This 2015 iteration came with an understanding that the people who most liked to engage in this event are also the people who are most troubled by the wanton butchering of biblio paraphernalia. Which is fair, as no bibliophile wants to go through a bookstore with ink on their hands from freshly massacred books. To remedy this, the pages were pre-separated via guillotine in the most humane way possible and neatly processed into boxes of collage fodder so they could be consumed without guilt.
The result was pure art. Specifically the kind that can be displayed on giant boards on Dundas West on a gorgeous summery day: