Saturday, December 24

Christmas Cards

A few months ago I was given "Cutting Edges" by Gestalten which is a really great book about digital collage. I have had an affinity with digital collage since coming across the amazing work of Ciara Phelan a little over a year ago. The book explores a range of collage styles and designers and the methods they use, it is quite humorous with unusual composition of subject matter in some pieces. I love the surrealist nature of collage and the nostalgic influences that runs through the book, which influenced a series of  my own Christmas cards.

Christmas cards can be quite cliched and banal as the subject matter tends to reference snow or festive plants, so I wanted to create something that would be a bit more creative yet still retain a winter feel. Using the "Cutting Edges" book as a source, I made some christmas cards.