I love mugshots and ID shots, somewhere I found a collection of ID shots of people who worked on the atomic bomb project in New Mexico in the 40s. This guy’s pic interested me, some research showed that he was German, emigrated to the US to work on the project. Later, he gave secrets to the Russians and spent some time in prison. The pic was hand colored, and composited with an old scan from a Life Magazine ad.
Another composition of the street tar, words from the horse, and some cool old mug shots. I love doing whatever I want with the type.
A collage kind of thing that started with a photo close up of some public art, a photo I took of a Buddha statue, and some wood type.
Some more collage-ey things with type and maps and old images.
Playing around with found old type specimens and some other digital stuff, made into a collage of sorts. The type looks alms like it’s on old tissue paper, I love the transparency.
This is an often seen idea: stacked dwellings in a pile of some sort. I’ve wanted to make my own version for a while, and have several versions of this. It started drawn on paper, scanned and traced in Illustrator, then I added textures in Pshop. I’m mostly pleased, and may animate this some way.
Another creative project from The Jealous Curator. The project was to document, in any way you want, the contents of your medicine cabinet. I started to draw the items, hated that. Photographed them in horrible light, I was going to trace them in either Illustrator or ArtRage, but lost interest in that too. Finally, I mucked around w/ them in Pshop, layered them and added color and type. There are three 11×17 designs, all crammed here. The lower part shows some more detail. I have a moderate amount of happiness with these designs. There was some desperation and some happy accidents, and that’s where the magic happens.
At some point while working on these images (the project came from here)I heard a dub step tune (listen here), and felt an affinity to some lines in the song. This image uses the leave cut out (I loved the shadows created when these were stacked up) and composited a pastel crayon drawing on top, along with type set in LetterMpress. Dig it.