Posted on March 30, 2015

COLLAGE CLUB: Text/Words

It’s been a while since I’ve done a collage, as I’ve been so immersed by the joy of art journaling.

But The Collage Club group theme for March is a very tantalising ‘TEXT/WORDS’. And I do love words and text and typography.

It got me thinking about type and fonts in magazines and in adverts and on billboards, and how branding is such a big aspect of choosing a product with the emotional connections we make to certain colours, words, fonts, shapes. It’s something I studied intensively for my university dissertation on ‘ambient advertising’.

There is so much you can do with words and text!

For that reason it took me a while to get started, but once I did, I managed to create not just one, but FOUR collage designs for this theme, featuring a pared down, more simple aesthetic than has been my previous style. And I like it.

(Check out ‘New Landscapes’ for layers of detail…)

So here they are. What do you think?

'How was it for you?' TEXT collage 'Fight for Love' TEXT Collage 'First Love Bite' TEXT Collage 'Wild Lies' TEXT collage

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9 Comments

  • Reply Karen March 30, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Four! How prolific! I like the paired down style too. It’s something that is really appealing by choosing just a few elements rather than busy, busy, clutter which I am sometimes guilty of. And it often makes them a bit quicker to do so you can do more x
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    • Reply daintydora March 30, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      That’s definitely it Karen. I just spent a few hours playing around and because they were quite simple compared to my other extravagant layers, I couldn’t resist doing more than one. Win-win and it really fuelled my inspiration for more like this! x

  • Reply Jenny Jones March 30, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Love them all-wonderful clever :)
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    • Reply daintydora March 30, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      Thank you :)

  • Reply Claire Armstrong March 30, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Wow four collages, well done like them all, but think the last one is my favourite.

    • Reply daintydora March 30, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      I agree! I saved the best til last. I’m loving the use of collage with the overlaid text like this to really convey a powerful message. I’m channeling Barbara Kruger! x

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  • Reply Jacquie (birdandfox) April 17, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Oh my goodness, these are amazing! I particularly love the first two. Actually, no, I really like them all! You’ve got a talent fo sho, Rebecca :)

    • Reply daintydora April 17, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Thanks so much Jacquie! You’ve made my day! :)

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