Nothing Feels Beautiful Anymore is a piece of cut paper collage art using images found in vintage magazines and other ephemera. They are then dry adhered to paper with a gel medium.  The original image is roughly 11 inches wide by 14 inches tall (not including matte and frame). It was completed in March 2019.

This specific piece was created for a gig poster for Philadelphia musician Madalean Gauze. She is releasing her latest LP, Nothing Feels Beautiful Anymore (which I also designed the cover for) this March. In addition, the record release party will take place at Boot and Saddle in Philly on April 20th. This is the third poster I’ve done for her and my favorite. Limited edition prints will be for sale at the show.

Nothing Feels Beautiful Anymore Madalean Gauze poster by Mighty Joe Castro

If you are unfamiliar with her music, definitely check her out. Her stuff is amazing. I can’t wait to get the new LP on vinyl!

Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece can be sent directly to

And don’t forget that my brand new book, Everything We Love Is Slowly Becoming Fiction, is out now. Focusing on work created between 2007 and 2017, the book highlights over 120 original collages, album covers and silkscreen posters. It includes a collection of previously released artist interviews from those years, never before seen work in progress images, a new essay by Marta Staudinger (Latela Gallery), forward by Andy Jenkins (Girl Skateboards/Element/Bend Press), and a new conversational interview conducted by fellow collage artist Allan Bealy. Each book is hand numbered and hand signed by the artist. Supplies here at the warehouse are dwindling so please order on before it’s too late. Order yours here.

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