Freitag, 25. Dezember 2009
My latest work. I had to get away from the screen and back to scissors and glue. Much constructing and thinking ahead went into this piece. I tried to make it look like you could bend and twine flat paper. In fact the type consists of several stacked layers of orange paper. Turned out quite nice, ey? I have more pics of this in my Flickr gallery.
Eingestellt von Andreas Scheiger um 16:35
Mittwoch, 23. Dezember 2009
Yet another example of a backside labeled photo plate from Austria. A wonderful, delicate piece of graphic design. Note the date 1897. More to come.
Eingestellt von Andreas Scheiger um 00:29
Montag, 21. Dezember 2009
When I came across this old portrait I noticed this man´s open minded look and kind facial features. A scientist, an explorer? I made him a ethnologist wearing the tribal tatoo of a native culture far away. Check out similar collages in my Flickr gallery.
Eingestellt von Andreas Scheiger um 09:53
Donnerstag, 17. Dezember 2009
Samstag, 5. Dezember 2009
Another collage I did recently. I wanted to picture wanderlust, the longing for the faraway as a mark you carry around like a skin rash or - more adequate - like skin color. Bourgeois frames and conventional constraints contrast this young man´s state of mind.
Eingestellt von Andreas Scheiger um 04:40
Dienstag, 1. Dezember 2009
This is the backside of an old family picture, dating 1913. The pictures of these times were mounted on a cardboard plate, the backside often featuring the photographer´s emblem and service listing. This one is classified as souvenir by an anonymous photographer. A wonderful piece to keep and to remind us of times, when photographs were precious belongings. I have some more - stay tuned.
Eingestellt von Andreas Scheiger um 22:09
Donnerstag, 26. November 2009
I found this wonderful powder box in an old pharmacy in Vienna. The tissue paper reads: "Poudre compacte - L. Leichner Berlin" and underneath is solid pink powder. The inside of the lid features a small mirror. The outside of the box reads: "Powder in solid form". This is such a lovely piece of package design and appealing typography. The box measures 4cm in height and 4,5 cm in diameter. It dates around 1920 and is fully intact. Info about Ludwig Leichner Cosmetics: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leichner
Eingestellt von Andreas Scheiger um 00:45
Freitag, 20. November 2009
Donnerstag, 19. November 2009
I came across this concert poster designed by Wes Wilson in 1966 and rebuilt it in Photoshop and Illustrator. I like the amorphous lettering popular at that time which asks for some decoding efforts from the viewer (or some drug consumption). In this case the focus is on the skull picture which in turn induces to read the text flowing over it. Love & Peace!
Eingestellt von Andreas Scheiger um 00:22