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Flickr Group: Cyan - Notpaper

Flickr Group: Cyan

Obscured Faces - Notpaper

Obscured Faces

The Notpaper flickr group is so successful, I love seeing new entries every day. It's also easier to browse through images to find common themes. Lately, I've noticed (though this is nothing new) a lot of hidden faces, or collages with secret identities. A lot of us obscure the faces in our collages, this could be due to either a: privacy/respect, or b: a message of secrecy or a desire to hide. Any other ideas?

Keep submitting to the group! I definitely go through the images and I will post anything I find that fits the current theme or things that are interesting.

Title image: tardamucho, 1. Austin Kelly Fields, 2. Marcelo Granero, 3. cheryl + loh , 4. Tilman Dominka, 5. Lucy Nurnberg , 6. Tilman Dominka, 7. Anthony Zinonos, 8. tardamucho, 9. Vivienne Strauss, 10. Swapatorium2, 11. Richard Vergez, 12. Richard Vergez, 13. tardamucho .

Valentine - Notpaper


Happy Valentine's Day, if you celebrate it!
Here are some lovely collages to get you in the mood.

1. Kariann Burleson 2. Francisca Pageo 3. Fiona Dinkelbach 4. Vesna Pesic 5. Caitlin Burt 6. loza_midnightrose 7. Michele Maule 8. misterymoor 9. Shelley Kommers 10. tods2tods 11. Carmen Burguess 12. Clarissa 13. Shelley Kommers14. meriluni 15. Aprile Elcich

M is for Maps - Notpaper

M is for Maps

Happy new year, happy new features! This is an idea I've had stewing since last year, to compare collages based on content or technique, to show how we inspire each other or are drawn to the same things naturally. I want to think of it as a little collage encyclopedia...

1. selflesh 2. misspaperclip 3. Sandra Juto 4. Caitlin on Flickr 5. Karine Leger
6. Chris Kenny 7. Elisabeth Lecourt 8. Brandi Strickland 9. Edvard Derkert

I've been planning this post for what seems like forever! I love when maps are used in collage, and here are a few examples of different ways it can be done, and done well. Two aren't exactly collage, but I found it necessary to include them here. #6 is the work of Chris Kenny, who cuts out graphic elements (rivers, roads) in maps and mounts them, and Elisabeth Lecourt folds dresses out of maps. Hope this inspires you to use maps in your collages! Break out those old Atlases...

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