Collages became quite popular in late 80s and 90s in the print world, with David Carson being one of the exponents of the trend. In the late 90s and early 2000s it was big on the web as well. After that it seemed to fade away. Nevertheless, it's always awesome to see people playing with the technique. In my opinion this style will never cease to amaze me. The work of Viet Huynh is a good example, just check out after the break. An experiment through scanned images. Created purely for visual.
Is not that usual to see collage works around here, mostly because it's kinda hard to find really good works like these by artist Meghan Stratman. These are pure awesome! Meghan really shows us her nerd-self in these fantastic pieces of collage. From Adventure Time to Portal, she has covered a lot of great things from the geek/nerd world. But these are only a handful of her works... there's so much more to see in her portfolio and I really recommend you to go there to see it. I hope you enjoy these, and even buy some, because you can do it over there. Cheers! ;) Adventure Time! Spirited Away Kermit the Frog My Neighbor Totoro Harry Potter Olivia Dunham (Fringe) Princess Leia Portal Pris (Blade Runner) Poison Ivy (Batman) 2001: A Space Odyssey Doctor Who More of her work
I must admit I wasn't a big fan of collage works, for me this kind of media was more about randomness than creativity. I was wrong, since I saw the artworks from Raintree 1969 I just changed my mind. You can see some really well done compositions with compelling stories on each of them. Unfortunately, I haven't found more information about this Japanese artist besides his Flickr Profile. With you got more links or infos, please leave it on the comment box.
I love to see some old collages with a retro style, without any use of computer. Muharrem Çetin is an excelente artist and his work has that retro feeling with a good mix of photo and type collage making some really cool compositions. Enjoy! For more from Muharrem Çetin visit flickr.com/photos/belkemigi/
It's been some time since I've seen some nice collages like these, by designer Sammy Slabbinck. It reminds me that collages that are an awesome style that I'd like to see more often around here. Sammy is based in Belgium, and he's been doing these great, stylish pieces of collage. Of course that some might not be considered collages, but still, pretty good artworks. So, for more of his work, you may visit his portfolio at Flickr. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
Luis Toledo is a graphic designer and illustrator from Madrid-Spain who also works under the name of LaPrisaMata. Creator of spiritual digital collages, work that has caught the eye of many big clients and lots of people. Luis creates his images "grain by grain", filling them with symbols and meanings. "I add lot of detais that´ll be discovered over time: some surprising; some mysterious." To find out more about Luis Toledo visit laprisamata.es 7777777 There are seven days on the week, seven colors on the rainbow and seven deadly sins. Falso Profeta en Trinidad / Fake Prophet in Trinidad Symmetry between the Trinity Catholic (God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit), and a triad supposedly opposite, Lucifer, Antichrist and False Prophet. Trinity Godhead has a communicative process that begins in the Father Creator, Savior is the Son, and ends in the Holy Spirit illuminating). These qualities would be reflected in the inverse triad: Lucifer first destroyer, then Diablo pervert (which supposedly would be the Antichrist) and finally darkening Satan. Fantástico / Fantastic El caminode la Creación a la Destrucción / The path of Creation to Destruction Altar Mayor Invariancia Invariant: it is something that does not change by applying a set of transformations. More formally one entity is invariant under a set of transformation if the transformed image of the entity is indistinguishable from the original entity. Historias Summer Nights Semshu Hor The Shemsu Hor (Sms Hr) were "followers of Horus." The concept evolved over time: it has been named to a series of mythical kings who ruled Egypt before the Pharaohs, who helped in the Duat Horus in his fight with Seth, and also name given to the priests who dealing with funeral rites Desaparecida
We've already seen some crazy collages here at Abduzeedo, but I don't remember seeing such delicate portraits like these, done by artist Ann Marshall, which are simply amazing. At first I thought they were paintings, but then I realized they were collage. Awesome! The best part of it is that you can actually buy her art. If you're interested, you may visit her site right here. I know she'll enjoy your visit and appreciation. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! May all of you have a nice weekend. Cheers! ;)
Collage is a great style and we've seen some great examples of this art here at Abduzeedo, but we can't get enough of it, so today we feature the beautiful works of artist Derek Gores. Derek is an artist from New York, and you should really check out his portfolio for more of his work. He'll definitely appreciate your visit. I hope you enjoy these, and of course, if you know any more awesome collages like these, drop us the links because we'd love to see it. Cheers! ;)
Heymeca is also known as André Meca, a very talented portuguese graphic designer and illustrator. Who's currently a student of Graphic Design and a Freelancer, and on the free time works on his "Make Something Cool Everyday" project which is what we looking at here. Andre has a very intriguing style, a mix of the old collage with the new school of illustrations, very colorful works with a hint of typography and a retro feel. To find out more about heymeca visit www.heymeca.com
Máximo Tuja also known as Max-o-matic is a graphic designer and illustrator currently based in Barcelona, Spain. His work is very stylish pretty much based in callages with a sort of vintage feel. As he says, he tries to create an imaginary world from torn pieces of the real world. For more information about Max-o-matic we highly recommend that you visit his Web site at http://maxomatic.net/, there are lots of works, it's really impressive and inspiring nike air max 90 + sergio busquets maxomatic.net Ink. International Illustration Rally Poster Animals Sex Pistols Tribute Album Analog Shirts Max-o-matic @ Rojo Magazine Latex for fun project Aludd - part 1 Cutters 2010
When first exposed to the work of Julien Pacaud I immediately took a liking to it on the basis of the illustrator's quirky style, vivid imagination, and his ability to stop the viewer in their tracks with dynamic imagery rich with story and emotion. I enjoy this aspect of his work beyond even, a literal interpretation. Reminiscent of James Rosenquist's work from the 1960's you get the sense that Pacaud is, among other things, a fantastic visual storyteller with a great sense of humor - even if you only see one image out of a set. Simply put: I find this artist and his work interesting. Interesting in the way that only someone with enormous talent and graciousness (as opposed to arrogance) can be. Just check out the "about" section from his website for a perfect example: "I'm a french illustrator, currently living in Le Mans, France. Before becoming an illustrator, i was, by turns : an astrophysician, an international snooker player, a hypnotist and an esperanto teacher. I hope i can someday have enough free time to devote myself to my real passion : time travel." I hope you enjoy these images as much as I do! Let me know what you think in the comments and on twitter where I go by @nathanbweller. Julien Pacaud - Art & Illustrations
According to Wiktionary: a collage (From the French: coller, to glue) is a work of formal art, primarily in the visual arts, made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole. David Lynam is a web developer from Seattle who founded Kohlage, a site dedicated to the expressive art form of collage. Kohlage is a place where artists can go to showcase their works and/or find inspiration in the work of others. Some examples Confessions of ex- Corporate Slave (2010) Bridge Pecado original Coração dos outros Old love Extra Just Like Them Fela John Henry Fuckin' awesome! Goodspeed Dolorosa Velika o?ekivanja FALLEN ANGEL ivory OBJECTS IN MIRRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR. If you like collages you must visit http://www.kohlage.com/ and more than just visiting, start sharing your collage works too ;)
Mario Wagner was born in 1974 and works as an artist and illustrator in San Francisco/USA and Cologne/Germany. His unique illustrations and artworks are commissioned by the most popular magazines like Playboy and the New York Times Magazine or clients like Adidas or Cheerios. Wagner’s work is made analog, he uses old magazines, scissor, glue and acrylcolor, even for his about 6,5 feet large artworks. His work was already shown in numerous german and international exhibitions including the SCOPE. For more information and portfolio visit Mario Wagner's website at http://www.mario-wagner.com Some Works For Cerasoli Gallery, 2009 for Neue Zuercher Zeitung, 2009 for TAXI/Hospice Ontario, 2009 for TAXI/Hospice Ontario, 2009 for Cheerios, 2008 for Runners World, 2009 "Flower" for Booklet Magazine, acryl+ collage on paper, 2008 "Essen" for SZ Wissen, acryl + collage on paper, 2007 "Radio" for Boston Globe, 2007 "Chapped Lips", 2007 "Bomben" "Wolken" for ROJO Magazine A selection of hist latest jobs for Design Week, INK Magazine, D Magazine and Zeit Wissen. Mario Wagner was elected to design the Gallery Wall of the 4010 Telekom Shop in Berlin Mitte. Drop by and enjoy the 27 x 8 feet large wall. Mario Wagner is the third artist after Akinori Oishi and Thomas Manig who is honored to show his work.
Patrick Winfield is a graphic designer and a very talented artist that creates compositions putting together single pieces of Polaroid integral film. Patrick, who works as a graphic designer, started off creating collage and eventually started photographing the pieces on polaroid film. While experimenting with working polaroids into grids and composites, he ended up building more and more layers of his film collage. Patrick Winfield creates his large-scale grid composites from single pieces of Polaroid integral film. The visual language deals with figure studies, landscapes, still life and a fusion of all three that combines straight photography with photogram (camera-less) techniques. Keeping the structure of the grid allows the work to remain anchored and fixed while letting the piece as a whole move the viewer's eye in multiple directions. The representational composite pieces, such as the landscapes and figures, are studies on perspectives. Instead of being fixed, static or standing, it is a walking perspective. Not an instant view, but a clustering of memories and visuals. Using Integral films; it is about the flow of working with images as soon as they are created. Patrick equates the process to drawing. "When a photo comes out of the camera I can see if I want to adjust it or take another shot almost instantly. I can decide to continue with the current line or create another direction to the piece altogether. The immediacy and characteristics of the Polaroid film is so unique and appears to be infused with a sense of nostalgia that is so seductive." Patrick's pieces are very inspiring and eye catching! The mix of colors and forms he uses in each piece is just great, the compositions give us a nice felling... for sure you will also like it. And don't forget to visit his website and his flickr for more information and images. Enjoy. :) Composites Collages
Today I wanted to shift to the other side of the design spectrum for a change and show you something a little different: arts & crafts, or more specifically, scrapbooking. There's so much room for creativity in scrapbooks because it's simply for you. You don't have to worry about the needs of the client or audience, you're completely free to experiment to your hearts content. It's an opportunity to let your personality shine through and, not to mention, an excellent way to remember the good times in your life. And we all need a little reminiscing sometimes. Of course not all of us have the patience, time, or money (they can get very pricey!) to make scrapbooks. But maybe if you have a weekend to dedicate to it, you should definitely try it out! Perhaps you're having a baby soon or it's your anniversary with your girlfriend/boyfriend/wife/husband, there's no doubt that they'll be touched with your act and your children will look back in a few years and thank you for keeping beautiful memories of their childhood! Give it a try and feel free to share with us your own crafty creations like the ones you're about to see! You can also drop me a line on twitter or facebook, I'd love to hear from you! Courtney Bruesch Photography Georgia Visacri dianaisa Ateliê Patywork nahtescrap Nulka mumkaa .elsie*cake. Cat Scrap
I really love vintage styled images and I love it when people do unconventional things with it, like cut out animal heads and put it on human bodies and just experiment with cut outs in general. Today I bring you some cool vintage collages that I came across while surfing behance. Enjoy! And as always, you can send me your feedback and suggestions through twitter and facebook! Thiago Santana Alan The Gallant razead Margarida Girão Ian Fleming aspecialperson Gabriel Miranda Alejandro Chavetta delilah jones laurie clarke Ashleigh Barron Carlos Quiterio and Graça Santos Stefanie Kegel Peter O'Toole teresa Alejandro Chavetta Nona Inescu Sean Ryan Cooley
Over a year ago we had a nice post featuring some collage works that were pretty sick. After that, we didn't have much more of those here in Abduzeedo, but we got to know the work of Michele Senesi. Michele is an Italian designer that makes some crazy cool collage work, that I think are really refreshing, since we don't get to see much of collages out there... and my question is: do you guys know other cool collage designers? We'd love to see more of these more often! Let us know! And please, don't forget to visit Michele's portfolio. Hope you like it. Cheers! ;)