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Wrap Us in a Blanket of Nightshade collage Joe Castro

Post #1104 – Wrap us in a blanket of nightshade

Wrap us in a blanket of Nightshade is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is roughly 12 inches wide by 18 inches high (not including […]

Congratulations You Caught the Bouquet collage Joe Castro

Post #1101 – congratulations, you caught the bouquet….

Congratulations You Caught the Bouquet  is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is roughly 13 inches wide by 17 inches high (not including matte and […]

Post #1097 – Dylan

I was recently commissioned by a good friend to do a painting of Bob Dylan as a surprise for his wife’s birthday.  He was looking for that iconic, 1965 look so for reference I used a selection of black and white photos taken by legendary photographer Richard Avedon.  This is how it turned out. The […]

tornado alley collage art Joe Castro

Post #1095 – tornado alley

Tornado Alley  is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is roughly 13 inches wide by 15 inches high (not including matte and frame) and was […]

Post #1090 – Big Class no.2

Big Class Just about a year ago, I was invited (via clubmumble) to contribute a drawing to an indie publishing project out of New Orleans called Big Class.  The project involved a group of first graders from Lincoln Elemantary who had each written a short story.  Each story was then sent out to various professional […]

Post #1085 – Aftershock at Home Grown Cafe

I have a small collection of collages and gig posters (9 total) for sale at Home Grown Cafe in Newark, DE throughout May and June, including this brand new one, entitled Aftershock.  It’s mixed media on paper, 12″ x 16″.  April 2012. Prints are available through Society6. Home Grown is a great spot with good […]

Post #1080 – clubmumble RIP

As some of you might have heard, Bob K. has decided, after many years, to pull the plug on Club mumble website. I just wanted to quickly thank Bob K for inviting me to be a member artist and contributor – to be listed among so many other talented artist and skateboarders (including more than […]

Blind Exodus collage art Joe Castro

Post #1079 – Blind Exodus

Blind Exodus  is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is roughly 16 inches wide by 18 inches high (not including matte and frame) and was […]

Post #1075 – Grip

I finished a new portrait painting recently, this one is entitled grip.  It is 24 inches wide  x 12 inches tall and is oil paint on canvas.  It was completed in February 2012. Prints and more are available via society6 online. Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com. […]

Post #1073 – The Rushing Fog

The Rushing Fog is a cut paper collage using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are handcut with an xacto knife then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium and augmented with gouache. The original is roughly 15 inches wide by 20 inches high (not including matte and frame) and was […]

Post #1062 – Put us on MTV, all we really need….

Sometime this past August, I was approached by the MTV World Design Studio in Buenos Aires to create a “gig-poster style” print ad for their 2011 European Music Awards, which will feature a live performance by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Now, as a late 80’s skate rat, I grew up on the Red Hot […]

Post #1057 – My Friends, Atlas

This Friday night, be sure to catch two of the better up and coming bands from Delaware, Atlas and My Friends, as they celebrate the release of their brand new, split EP (on glorious 12″ vinyl) at the Queen in Wilmington. I was honored to be asked to design the record sleeve, which features the collage, […]