Gallery: Australian Designer Turns Salvaged Paintings Into Sci-Fi-Inspired...

When Don Pezzano stumbled across several abandoned canvases on the side of a road, he was immediately taken by their moody, dream-like compositions. Almost instantly, the Sydney-based designer knew he couldn't leave them to molder in some far-off landfill. After spiriting them off to his studio, where he cut the paintings down to size, Pezzano laundered the scaled-down sections piece by piece. Soon the inky blacks and stormy grays of the original paintings dissipated into mottled, ghost-like images. From there, Pezzano conjured up four one-of-a-kind men's jackets, creating tailored lines that contrasted with the haunting forms on their surfaces.

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