Good photo-collages are pretty easy to make, just contrasting things in ways that are quirky and eye-catching. But great photo-collages are hard, and when they work: woah.
Trash Riot is a prolific, science-fiction/retro-futuristic photo collage artist who makes their work available through Red Bubble (which sells them as posters, postcards, shirts, etc). I happened on Into the Eye yesterday on the Vault of the Atomic Age tumblr and was frozen in my chair by the beauty of it. When someone on Twitter later pointed me to the Redbubble site, I fell down a long and luxurious clickhole of aesthetic enjoyment.
Some of my favorites are below.
Trash Riot [Redbubble]
From the 1950s until the 1980s, Randy and Dotti Smith supplied a line of fantastic cast sculptures sold in Disney theme-park gift shops, especially a line of skulls sold in shops associated with the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean rides; these Randotti skulls haven't been sold in decades, you can still find used ones (at high prices) online, as Boing Boing pal and fabulous illustrator Coop discovered when he sourced an impressive collection of Randotti sculpts.
On October 1, Minnesota Public Radio's Cody Nelson published a really important story about student debt; on October 4, I summarized the article and linked to it here, crediting Nelson and MPR.
SCP Foundation is an online shared world whose members create delightful fiction, movies, games and other media. It's a sprawling, global, friendly phenomenon, licensed under Creative Commons.
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