On this Election Day, we bring you some of our favorite works inspired by this historic election season. In order: Boston-based artist and collage master Molly Scannell; Brooklyn-based artist and educator David Hollier; Nashville-based artist and sculptor Herb Williams (previous posts here and here); Brazilian artist Butcher Billy (previous post here); Nashville-based (Rochester-born) painter Kristin…

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We really enjoy art, design and photography that makes you look twice… where things are not quite what they seem. Atlanta-based BBDO creative director Stephen McMennamy achieves this beautifully with an ongoing project he calls #ComboPhotos. Rather than employing Photoshop to seamlessly merge photos to create these juxtapositions, McMennamy simply stacks two separate photos with conceptual…

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Cubism, widely considered the most influential art movement of the 20th century, was pioneered by Picasso and Braque in the early 1900s. By definition, cubism is a style and movement in which perspective with a single viewpoint was abandoned and use was made of simple geometric shapes, interlocking planes, and even collage. Dutch artist Enno…

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Trash versus treasure is all relative, as everyone pretty much knows by now. Rhode Island-based artist Tom Deininger takes the old adage to heart through his remarkable collage work. From idealistic landscapes (one of which is inspired by Impressionist master Monet), to detailed portraiture, to denim seascapes, to large-scale commissions, Deininger truly transforms found, often…

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Collage is often thought of as an amalgamation of different materials. But for Brooklyn-based artist Mark Wagner, his ongoing collage work is almost always comprised of a single material: one dollar bills. But to simply refer to what he creates as collages probably doesn’t do them justice. Wagner’s work is extremely intricate and meticulous; he gives…

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Collage work, though we’ve all created some form of it from an early age, is way more difficult than it looks… especially at a masterful level of fine art. Barcelona-based artist Sergio Albiac is one such master, who marries traditional media and generative computer code in unexpected ways. Albiac’s series “You are not in the…

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Istanbul-based designer/illustrator Selman HOŞGÖR has a distinctive collage style. We love how he merges vintage photography with illustration and typography. In less capable hands, this series could come across as rather pedestrian, novice work. But HOŞGÖR really hits the mark with these. Great balance of uniformity between each piece to come across as a true…

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Rome-based artist Ekaterina Panikanova is an excellent illustrator and painter. But what makes his work really special is his use of books as canvas. Panikanova achieves a collage-like effect by lying these books open and flat while drawing on them. And the results are quite remarkable. We love the composition and overlapping textures. Via ekaterinapanikanova.com

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California-based photographer/artist Cheryl Sorg takes collage work to a whole other level. Sorg sells these large (three foot tall) custom works, and tailors them to individuals. Customers provide their thumbprint, as well as a list of interests (much-loved books, music, films, poetry, quotes, places traveled and lived, etc.), then Sorg finds corresponding text and images,…

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We have all enjoyed making a collage of some sort, whether it be in preschool pasting random shapes together, or as an exercise in color and form in art school. But Florida-based artist Derek Gores raises the bar with his awe-inspiring collage work. These works on canvas are portraiture with a whole other level of…

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