Vintage Fridays: Retro Juxtaposition in Collage
Fridays are my favorite day of the week here at the Brooklyn Art Library (whose isn’t?) Not only is it Friday, but I also get to wander the shelves of Sketchbooks and the store looking for inspiration for the Vintage Friday post. Today I went over to the 2011 Sketchbook shelves and found books that use vintage paper clippings as a material for collage.
There is something so unexpected about imagery from the past in a modern piece of artwork. The clothes are retro, the women are chic, and the men are perfectly groomed. With all that perfection, it’s understandable to want to make it a little imperfect. Each of these artists finds his or her own way to have a little fun with the imagery. Check out these great examples:
Victoria, BC, Canada
It’s Raining Cats and Dogs