Dec
13

Post #1198 – Scorpio

Scorpio collage by Joe Castro

Scorpio is a cut paper collage using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are then handcut with an xacto knife and dry adhered to paper using a gel medium and augmented with gouache. This is from my series of 12 collages based on the signs of the zodiac, that was created for Glamour Magazine Germany’s Januar 2016 issue. The original is roughly 13.5 inches wide by 13.5 inches high and was completed November 2015.

Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

Dec
13

Post #1197 – RIP George Manney

George Manney

Really bummed to hear about the passing of George Manney – I had the pleasure of recording with George when I was in The Situation, and he produced the track (What Keeps You) Keeping On from the Reece Nasty EP. We didn’t always see eye to eye creatively (who does?) , but he was a solid guy, a true gentleman with a good sense of humor and a generous spirit who donated his time and helped us out because of his love, dedication and belief in the beauty of rock-n-roll. RIP George. Much respect.

 

Dec
10

Post #1196 – Leo

Leo - cut paper collage art by Joe Castro

Leo is a cut paper collage created using images pulled from vintage magazines and other ephemera and dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. This is from my series of 12 collages based on the signs of the zodiac, that was created for Glamour Magazine Germany’s Januar 2016 issue.

The original piece is 12″ x 12″ and was completed November 2015

Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

Dec
10

Post #1195 – Signs of the Zodiac series

Glamour Magazine Germany Januar 2016

Glamour Magazine Germany recently commissioned me to created a series of 12 collages based on the signs of the zodiac – you can check out the entire series in the Januar 2016 issue, which just recently hit the news stands.  Each individual collage with also be highlighted each month (for which ever zodiac sign is prominent for that issue) for the rest of 2016. I had a great time creating these and it was a true pleasure to work with everyone at Glamour Deutschland.  More photos to come – stay tuned!

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

Nov
26

Post #1194 – Award from National Collage Society’s 31st Annual Juried Show

Award Joe Castro National Collage Society

I was very surprised/humbled to receive an award in mail this week from the National Collage Society – I had previously received notification that my collage Night Shifting Shadows had been selected for inclusion in their 2015 Juried Show but had no idea it was also one of 11 collages given an award from guest judge Jonathan Talbot.  Thank you to Gretchen Bierbaum and everyone involved at NCS for all that they do. It’s an honor to be included with so many other great artists in this show. Much respect.

You can view the entire NCS 2015 Juried Show here.

 

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Nov
24

Post #1193 – The Oh Hellos

The Oh Hellos poster

I was very excited to work once again with the good people of World Cafe Live in Philly on another gig poster, this time for the sold out show by The Oh Hellos.  The image is a pen and ink drawing I did of a vintage mail truck, which ties into the letter/postmark theme the band has been running throughout the promotion of their latest album,  Dear Wormwood.  These were previously only available at the band’s merch table, but I do have a very small quantity for sale over in the shop so pick one up while you can. 2 color screen print on 100# cover Whitewash French paper. Size 19″x 25″

Oct
28

Post #1192 – When Last I Saw Henry

When Last I Saw Henry collage

When Last I Saw Henry is a piece of cut paper collage art 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. The original is roughly 18.5? wide by 18.5? high and it was completed September 2015. It was created for Allan Bealy’s new book ABCurdities, a collection of collage art from a selection of 26 different artist from around the world and paired with poems by Helen Reiss.  Published by Benzine Editions.  You can order your own copy here.  Get one before they are gone.

Oct
13

Post #1191 – Totem (for the soul of America)

Totem for the soul of America

Totem (for the soul of America) 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 then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is roughly 11? wide by 18.5? high and was completed in October 2015.

Prints and other products are now available via society6 and saatchionline.  Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

Oct
6

Post #1190 – Bull Run

Bull Run collage Joe Castro

Bull Run 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 16inches wide by  16 inches tall and was completed October 2015.

Prints and other merchandise available via society6 and saatchionline. Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

Sep
24

Post #1189 – The Districts

The Districts poster Joe Castro

Stoked to work with Pennsylvania band The Districts on some posters for their upcoming Fall 2015 US tour.  The first one is this 2 color silkscreen gig poster, printed on 100lb cover French paper and featuring my collage 30 Days. These will be for sale at the bands merch table so pick one up when they roll through your town because once they’re gone, they’re gone. Check the tour dates here.

I also designed these promo posters for the tour, which feature my collage “The Jackal” on them – look for these at venues and record stores around the country.

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