Spare Parts: Clever Ways To Recycle The ‘Current’


The latest in our ongoing collaboration with creative reuse specialist Mary Elizabeth Cantú and the innovative elves of her organization Spare Parts follows the wallet-friendly theme of our inaugural Free Issue. Rising to the occasion with bells and whistles, Cantú and her crafty collaborators (Giovanna Carrola, Carla Berryman, Jeanne Cantu, Laura Carter, Chris Castillo, Elizabeth Cavazos and Eric Cavazos) folded, rolled, crumpled, stuffed, taped, glued and stapled up a storm of adaptable projects—all made from the pages of your (hopefully) favorite free alt-weekly.

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Photos by Bryan Rindfuss