Category Archives: collage
Los Angeles based graphic designer Jeanie Chong has developed this beautiful and vibrant typography experiment symbolizing Spring. She has taken various sized small pieces of paper and collaged them together as well as made little flowers along the text to make this wonderful piece. The flowers remind me of the “P is for Paper” post by Akaya Ito.
Philippe Pétremant is a Lyon-based photographer who created this series, Les Sept Mercenaires (The Magnificent Seven), with an interesting twist using collaged foreign currency to create brand new portraits. He folds and arranges the paper with different eyes, nose, mouth, etc and secures them with a paper clip.
Brooklyn-based artist Meg Hitchcock creates these astounding swirled illustrative pieces by weaving together parts of religious texts letter by letter, which then create the words of other holy books.
Distortions of the Past; Collaborations for the Future is a series by Vancouver-based artist Randy Grskovic of geometric collages of old photographs. The project consists of the artist’s response to found photographs and the distorting of memories captured within.
Grskovic says, “I make some stylistic cuts depending on the mood that the image projects to me, which is essentially a projection of myself onto the image. It’s an anonymous collaboration. The document is now skewed. The memory has changed and so has the document. The photograph as well as any other document is never an accurate depiction of truth.”,/p> Continue reading
Quilling, as we have showcased several times throughout Strictlypaper, is the art of rolling and pinching thin strips of paper into very unique designs. Sherry Rodehaver has been quilling since 1971, and for this piece entitled “Second Nature,” she, along with four other women, reimagined the symbolic “T” for the New York Times as a field bursting with sunflowers, dandelions and a butterfly that feels as if it would fly away from the illustraton. Rodehaver explained to the New York Times Style Magazine, “I never want anybody to walk away from my work without having that wow factor.” This speaks volumes since it has definitely left me with a “WOW” exclamation on my face!,/p> Continue reading
Becoming a widely known collage artist amongst a broad spectrum of features such as Wired US, The Guardian and New York Times along with projects such as Orange, Toyota and Gap and having been exhibited in London, Beijing and even our current residence Brooklyn, it would seem that Ciara Phelan wouldn’t need much of an introduction.
However, I’m more than happy to introduce such a talent to our blog as Ciara. She is a freelance designer and illustrator who particularly enjoys collecting vintage ephemera and cutting things out of paper and assembling them into visual explosions of color, shape and texture. Without further adieu please enjoy getting to know a little more about amazing collage artist Ciara Phelan.
From thousands upon thousands of hole punched paper dots from magazine articles that are painstakingly collaged together with a set of tweezers and an incredible amount of patience, Nikki Douthwaite creates these astoundingly detailed portraits.
Rebecca J Coles is a paper artist based in the United Kingdom who creates three-dimensional sculptures from a hand drawn and cut assemblage of colorful butterflies from recycled paper. In her use of recycled paper, she is able to dissect small bits of color, imagery and text to form these silhouettes that are later reconstructed and later encased. These sculptures can be composed of anywhere from hundreds or even thousands of butterflies!
Nerhol is the collaborative work of Yoshihisa Tanaka and Ryuta Iida, who come from backgrounds in graphic design and fine art respectively, in an effort to deepen the concepts behind their art and experiment in opening up new possibilities for artistic expression.