Aug
31

Post #1222 – terminal

Terminal collage Joe Castro

Terminal 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 14.5 inches tall (not including matte and frame) and was completed August 2016

Prints and other merchandise are available via society6 and saatchi. 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!

Jul
21

Post #1221 – Season of Destiny

Seasons of Destiny collage Joe Castro

Seasons of Destiny 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 11 inches wide by 15 inches tall (not including matte and frame) and was completed May 2016

Seasons of Destiny was recently featured in Cults of Life zine #5 – it is available for purchase here.

Prints and other merchandise are also available via society6 and saatchi.

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!

Jul
15

Post #1220 – Grace Notes (Cults of Life #5)

Grace Notes collage by artist Joe Castro

Grace Notes is a  cut paper collage using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and dry adhered to paper with a gel medium.  The original image is roughly 12 inches wide by 15.5 inches tall (not including matte and frame).

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

It was created in May 2016 for Cults of Life zine #5 – which is out now and available here.  The whole zine is beautifully put together and features work from 21 different artist from around the world. Please support independent publishing and pick one up.

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!

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Jul
14

Post #1219 – Burn in Self Effigy

Burn in Self Effigy collage Joe Castro

Burn in Self Effigy 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 22 inches wide by 30 inches tall (not including matte and frame) and was completed July 2016

Prints, etc available via society6 and saatchi. 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!

Jul
13

Post #1218 – Lily

Lily is a paper collage by artist Joe Castro

Lily is a cut paper collage using images taken primarily from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and dry adhered to paper with a gel medium. The original image size is roughly 12″ x 16″ and was featured, along with an interview, in (de)_Taglio Magazine #4.  Check it out here.

Prints, etc. available via saatchionline and society6. 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!

Jul
6

Post #1217 – Seafang

I was stoked to find a few copies of the new Seafang 7″ single (which I did the cover for) waiting for me in the mailbox this morning.  As some of you know, I go way back with Elephant Stone Records as they put out both releases from my former band, The Situation. To be honest, our band never really came through for the label as we disintegrated a few short months after finally releasing our debut LP, which Ben had to borrow money for to pay for the mixing and pressing. Between the financial strain and just the general sorry state of the music industry, the label went into hibernation sometime around 2007 so I was very excited when I heard that they were putting something out in 2016 and was sincerely honored to be asked to create the artwork for the record. Ben and Bella are the real deal, true believers in the spirit of rock and roll, and I owe them a lot.  Much respect to both of them.

The Seafang single is great but don’t take my word for it – check out the tunes here.  If you dig indie pop like The Primitives, Shop Assistants, JAMC, Best Coast, etc, then be sure to pick one up. The record officially drops July 29th.

 

Jun
22

Post #1216 – embers of clarity

Embers of Clarity collage Joe Castro

Embers of Clarity 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 16.5 inches wide by  14 inches tall and was completed June 2016

Prints and other merchandise are 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!

May
19

Post #1215 – the bandolier of broken dreams

Bandolier of Broken Dreams collage art Joe Castro

The Bandolier of Broken Dreams 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 17.5 inches wide by 15 inches tall and was completed May 2016

Prints and other merchandise are available via society6 and saatchi. 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!

May
11

Post #1214 – Pinky’s Out Of Jail

Pinky's Out of Jail collage art Joe Castro

Pinky’s Out of Jail 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 11 inches wide by 12.5 inches tall and was completed May 2016

Prints and more 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!

Apr
27

Post #1213 – Denik Sketchbooks

Denik Sketchbook collage Joe Castro

I am very stoked partner with Denik and to have my collage 30Days featured on these limited edition sketchbooks! With every sketchbook sold, a portion of the proceeds goes directly to building schools in West Africa and Guatemala ,via Pencils of Promise and Mali Rising. So please consider purchasing one online or at various independent shops around the US.

http://denik.com/shop/black-white-collage

About Denik:

At Denik we gather artists from across the globe and put their work on journals, notebooks, and sketchbooks. Then, with every product sold,

a portion of the proceeds goes directly to building schools and to support the artist that designed it.