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Posted 02/25/2016   8:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ikeyPikey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Design Issues?

I think that is supposed to be moon rising inside, well, the moon rising ...

... but is this card a montage, or a mess?

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey



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Posted 02/25/2016   8:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KGB to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That sure is a pretty towboat.
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Posted 02/25/2016   9:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ciletaliph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is a mess ikey. What is that on top left, a tree with white spots?
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Posted 02/25/2016   9:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It has the 1970's to 1980's look. Too many psychoactive chemicals around.
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Posted 02/26/2016   12:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A modern 'collage' type ikey

Chimo

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Posted 02/26/2016   10:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
... A modern 'collage' type ikey ...


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photomontage ... montage (the term used in the caption, above) is for an assemblage

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collage ... collage seems to mean making a coherent object or whole from bits'n'pieces

It that thing is a collage, what is that final shape?

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 03/24/2016   8:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Oh, dear ... its got a friend



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Posted 03/24/2016   10:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, same perplexing design as the Memphis card. The scenes look like they could appear on American tv's "Southpark". I almost expect to see Cartman peeking out from behind one of the bubbles.
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Posted 04/11/2016   8:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
J R Willis was an accomplished artist ... http://www.jrwillis.com/ ... Joseph Roy Willis (1876-1960)

Q/ So what are we to make of the chaotic shadows in this postcard? Artistic license? Commercial requirement?

While you're struggling with that Great Question, you can take a browse thru:

http://abclibrary.org/postcards ... the Albuquerque Historical Postcard Collection

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey





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Posted 04/13/2016   9:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just in case you are thinking that the Nashville & Memphis design atrocities (above) are par for the course, here's a well-done montage from Singapore.

Q/ Can you make-out the month in the postmark?

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey



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Edited by ikeyPikey - 04/13/2016 9:56 pm
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Posted 04/14/2016   10:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This one faintly reminds me of some of (Abdul) Mati Klarwein's 1960's work.
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Posted 05/26/2016   4:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dcaraz1949 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just saw these "montages"...

Not to be unkind, but I am shielding my eyes.
Montage as a means of assembling a design from existing imagery
can often be amazing, beautiful or charming. Unfortunately the posted cards are none of these things. But then again, I'm biased. After spending 40 years creating advertising and marketing communications, I hold a special place for great graphics.
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