Dan Landrum’s Digi-Distortions

Recently, I had the honor of crossing paths with a digital designer who enjoys mixing it up. His name is Dan Landrum. You can find him at http://appleeyedesign.com/.

It all began with some scans of mail art I sent out long ago. This piece was sent to Jane Smith in 2012…

Alphabet in the Round No. 2:4 Sent to Jane Smith 2012

Dan played with it and it became this…

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He didn’t stop there. Read on to see more before and after photos…

False Faces Front Sent to Val 2012

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And…

Paper Mache Banana

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And…

Dean Marks, David Stafford, Lynn Radford Banana-gram

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And…

Consumer Consciousness XII We've Got the Goods!

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What I like most about Dan’s digital renditions is that he is recycling art, creating something new from something old, collaborating with artists and bringing new life to their work. He wastes no supplies in so doing and everything is stored in the ether.

Imitation is said to be the best form of flattery, but I disagree. I believe that the best form of flattery comes when someone is inspired to add to, or manipulate a piece of your work.

Here, Dan uses an old scan of ‘A Study in Blue’ to illustrate my point…

Flattery Dan Landrum

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

 

The Amazing Stephanie Blake Strikes Again!

This piece of mail art deserves its very own post for the sheer volume of eye candy it contains!

Stephanie Blake CP #92 V1

Stephanie Blake is one of the talented collage artists I’ve met through the International Union of Mail Artists.

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Her stuff speaks to me on so many levels!

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The texture! The visual interest! The color palette!

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The combination of seemingly unconnected elements to create a whole!

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Her collages are at once nostalgic and whimsical!

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They are resourceful and beautiful!

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They evoke a sense of wonder!

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Encouraging one to explore deeply…

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To drink in every detail…

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To fall in love with the bits of this and that as they blend seamlessly, effortlessly creating the most unique experience for the viewer…

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For they are the stuff of dreams!

A huge thank you to Stephanie for Collage Packet #92 and all that it brought along with it!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!