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Roadtrip: Tuscany by hogret Roadtrip: Tuscany by hogret
Double-page spread in a children's board book, a collaborative project at #Daughters-Of-A-Dog

The theme of the book is is dream destinations (real or imaginary), featuring 50's Jantzen girls.

Each page in the book has at least one eyelet, and a luggage tag attached, stamped "Destination" on one side, and "Traveler" on the obverse. Collaborators pick a spread and collage a destination, then label (or decorate) the tag appropriately on the front, and sign with their details on the back of the tag.

Collage: Paper, packing tape transfers, eyelets, luggage tags, string. (The tomatoes and the phrase "Food we eat" are on the original page of the book - I was going to cover them up, but then I realised I liked the shapes, the colours, and the words!)

I recently read an article analysing the symbology of 50's Romance comic cover art. The writer highlighted how often covers featured a couple in an embrace in the foreground, with a lighthouse (or the Eiffel Tower, or similar ... er ... construction) in the background; thus hinting at levels of ... um ... emotion that were not proper to portray explicitly. That's why I couldn't resist including the Tower of Pisa in this collage.

Gallery for this book is here: [link]

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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
Never mind M!
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
You should check out the whole book if you like this one, just follow the link above! Many people worked on it.
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GDow Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very cool.
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hogret Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Thank you!
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
You should check out the whole book if you like this one, just follow the link above! Many people worked on it.
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WeirdAlbatross Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student Artist
This literally looks delicious. The colors, so vibrant and fresh, are those I'd wish to see in foods. Something grilled possibly. And it is very romantic. I am especially loving the little eyelets on the right for looped tags. Playful and reminiscent of luggage and travel.
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hogret Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
I'm enjoying the collab and I love the colour palette suggested by the 50s Jantzen ads.
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hellknulf616 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
...got me itching for a holiday trip. A German's undying fondness for Italy, I guess... :D
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hogret Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Oh I think we all have a fondness for Italy!!!
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hellknulf616 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
I surely wouldn't regret it! There's a lot of cliché but Italy has a certain flair that brings out the sunny side... :)
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