A quick feature on French Illustrator Julien Pacaud who specialises in playful Surrealist Photomontage often underpinned with subtle darker tones, here are two examples of tinged with mid 20th-century sauciness.
I’ve been meaning to feature Julien for a while but didn’t know where to start, it’s all superb. If you’re interested in the craft of Photomontage Illustration and would like to see a demonstration of how to construct with Laser-Guided Precision definitely check out Julien’s site: http://www.julienpacaud.com a fantastic portfolio and an extremely impressive client list.
A selection of wonderful photomontage collage, the unmistakable style of American Graphic Artist Mark Weaver. I’ve been meaning to do a feature on Marks work for a while, though I’m sure you may already be familiar with him as samples from his Portfolio have (rightly) done the rounds on all the major design feeds.
So what makes Marks work so great? Well, it’s a marriage of several elements; muted palettes, subtle abstraction, striking typography, but most obviously it’s all founded in the selected use of great source material. Makes me want to ram-raid a jumble sale!
See more at Marks Portfolio Site: http://markweaverart.com/ and his Flickr Photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/markweaver/
As spotted via FFFFound.com these excellent doctored Photo Illustrations from Designer/Illustrator Eric Zelinski aka OBNX MUTE. Original source material for these pictures I believe comes from NASA / NARA – a really classy demonstration of what’s achievable with the right found imagery.
These images are sourced via from the Flickr set “SPACE & MSCED” see the rest of that here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericzelinski/sets/72157614801147240/
OBNX MUTE Portfolio site: http://obnxmute.com/
More than a hint of Barbarella here with this kitsch Photo/Montage, taken from a feature that ran in “Harper’s Bazaar Magazine” – some time ago by the looks of it!
Image originally featured here via Flickr User: Lady Detektive plenty of other interesting vintage illustrations & photography in her Paper Fetish Set.
This striking Photomontage/Collage from Dutch illustrator and painter Karel Thole (April 20, 1914 – March 26, 2000) is an example of one of his many covers commissioned for the long running Italian Science Fiction Magazine “Urania”.
Read more about Karel Thole here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karel_Thole and Urania Magazine here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urania_(magazine)
A really good resource for an extensive library of Karel’s Retro-Scifi-Surrealism is here http://www.mondourania.com/index.htm recommended!
Image Sourced via flickr User Leekelso http://www.flickr.com/photos/leekelso/384042879/
El Lissitzky – Poster for the Russian Exhibition in Zurich, 1929, and the original photomontage prep work.
Lazar Markovich Lissitzky (1890 – 1941), better known as El Lissitzky was a Russian artist, designer, photographer, teacher, typographer, and architect. His work greatly influenced the Bauhaus, Constructivist, and De Stijl movements and experimented with production techniques and stylistic devices that would go on to dominate 20th century graphic design. Read more…
This inspiring image combines several of Lissitzky’s aforementioned skills, but best of all I really like the androgynous male/female illustration looking out of the frame – future gazing – in a way that typifies much of Constructivist Photomontage.