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RetroCollage Makes Book In Review

November 10th, 2013

RetroCollage Makes Book In Review

Art of RetroCollage is pleased to announce that the New York Review of Books (NYREV) has published two collages by Eric Edelman as illustrations for the article "Are We Puppets in a Wired World?" by Sue Halpern, in the Review's 50th anniversary issue.

You can read the article and view the other illustration at http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/nov/07/are-we-puppets-wired-world/

A heartfelt thank you to the staff at NYREV!

Wood Engravings And Collage

September 17th, 2010

Wood Engravings And Collage

A new post from the RetroCollage blog at http://retrocollage.blogspot.com/

Wood engravings have several advantages as collage source material. First, a large number of wood engravings still exist, depicting almost every type of subject matter known to 19th century society, and many have been republished in large anthologies. Second, wood engravings can be easily scanned or photocopied, producing images that are crisp and high-contrast (unlike photos, which tend to photocopy muddily). Third, wood engravings, if poorly printed originally, can often be quickly repaired by digital means alone.

The Power Of Collage

September 12th, 2010

The Power Of Collage

Here is an excerpt from my new blog at http://retrocollage.blogspot.com/

The power of collage lies in its ability to “cut to the chase.” By relying on readymade images of objects instead of creating them from scratch, the collagist benefits from a complex web of associations already attached to each image by other people. When these “accepted” images are combined in unexpected ways, their respective attached associations combine as well -- colliding, amplifying, distorting each other--and the result can move the viewer’s perceptions and emotions profoundly, while giving birth to a new world.

I began to love printed paper in late infancy. In my crib, I would spend hours looking through the picture pages of magazines, carefully tearing them out and piling them to one side. I suspect that this activity was a precursor of the collage work I have done since.

The Human Cave

August 19th, 2010

The Human Cave

The Human Cave shows that in moments of reflection, one becomes aware of the weight of others pressing in on one's life, of their judgments and scrutiny of one. But is this a true awareness, or merely a collection of one's memories? Is it merely conscience weighing one down? (All artwork and descriptions created and copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.) http://RetroCollage.com/

A New Rosh HaShanah Greeting Card

August 15th, 2010

A New Rosh HaShanah Greeting Card

The Jewish New Year starts the evening of September 8. Here is an original holiday greeting card highlighting the pineapple, a symbol for Rosh HaShanah, and the new fruit of the new year. The Pineapple is also available without the holiday greeting. Eric Edelman, http://RetroCollage.com/