Seattle-based artist Shaun Kardinal has created a series of hand-embroidered paper collage using vintage postcards, ephemera and found objects. This multidisciplinary artist likes to create, curate and follow visual art online. He often meanders second hand stores in search for inspiration and raw materials. On Dirty Laundry Mag he says this about his work:
“I loved the tactility of the puncture. I was attracted to the vibrant hues and romantic nostalgia that wasn’t my own. It was also fun to seek out the postcards, with their antique store ubiquity.
“I enjoy the ideation and execution of my projects more than making money, and as long as I’m in a position to be able to make that happen, I would like to continue doing so.”
You can see more of his work on his website and on Facebook.
Images: Courtesy of Shaun Kardinal.
We’ve posted a few of her contemporary embroideries before but we love these embroidered vintage cards that we wanted to share. The artist and part-time lecturer is Lyndsey McDougall from Northern Ireland. We don’t know the background of these pieces but they were posted on her blog five years ago. You can see more of her work on her blog, website and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Lyndsey McDougall.
My niece introduced me to these ‘Anno’ badges from the German creative studio of Britzpetermann. They created them from pages of old magazines from the 50s and 60s with each piece very unique. Their mission statement: “With childish curiosity we break impassable ways. Always having a look to the left and to the right, crossing intersections to nowhere, we run against walls and try again. On this way we don’t see the obvious, make unusual decisions and there we find our inspiration.”
Images: Courtesy of BritzPetermann.