Created for fun, this starts with old magazine scan, painted over in Art Rage, then lots of collage work in Photoshop. Lettering created in LetterMPress. Words from e-horse books, or whatever it was called.
Posts by Marc Cardwell:
These things make me happy to create: the tar on the street photos, combined with random words, some Gaskell’s quotes and scans and a few other antique images. I love the way the tar looks like brush script. I love the haunted look of the people in the mug shots. I’ve got a few more in mind to do, the files are huge, so maybe I stop after this one.
A while back, I took a skillshare class on using textures for CD covers. It was taught by a guy from Australia, he was quite good, some of his techniques were new to me, and I loved his style. The band I picked was Donna the Buffalo, and I picked their last album to re-create. I didn’t really dig what was done for them before. This cover uses some of their graphic looks, but with my spin on it.
Another digital collage that started with a photo of street tar, then I have fun with old mug shots, digital letterpress type, and horse ebooks word snippets from their twitter account. I still want to believe these tweets were auto-generated.
While on my bicycle, I’ve seen areas of the road with what looks like tar brushed or drizzled onto cracks in the road. Some of these tarred areas look like foreign calligraphy. They can be beautiful while I’m in motion on the bike, and in still images too. I’ve started playing with photos, just seeing where it leads.