Cut That Out: Collage in Contemporary Design

A comprehensive book exploring the medium, far beyond cut-and-paste

Both Ryan Doyle (aka DR) and Mark Edwards (aka ME) were—like many of us—introduced to collage at a young age; Doyle by his mother who presented him with a collage of photos of himself, and Edwards who was introduced to a family friend Steve Smith (who worked under the name Neasden Control Centre) who made collages for a living. Now, working as a duo known …

Elise Peterson’s #blackfolk Series Challenges the Art World’s Whiteness

From Foxy Brown, Grace Jones, Sade and more, Brooklyn-based artist Elise R. Peterson adds photos of prominent black figures to fine art paintings in a collision of creative eras. The collage series, called #blackfolk, is Peterson’s way of opening up a conversation around gender, identity, sexuality, blackness and people who are marginalized. Speaking to the FADER, she explains, “The work […] evolved into not only …

Art History in Masking Tape

Nasa Funahara, a senior at Musahino Art University in Kodaira, Japan, has recreated some of the worlds most recognizable paintings with masking tape. Unlike the bland white or blue tape found here in the States, Japan offers hundreds of varieties, all differing in color and pattern. After collecting over 450 rolls, Funahara decided to put her collection to use by cutting and pasting small bits …