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.
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.
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.
I loved the type accident from my previous exercise, and wanted to stay with it. This was partially inspired by a podcast interview I heard of a very talented collage artist. This illustration uses ArtRage for the painting and layering, then Photoshop for some additional work. I’m digging this.
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.
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.