Tuesday, August 4, 2009

collage book

My collage book is my place to make sense of all of my ideas.  I teach at FIDM and try to convince my students to start a place to house their ideas, thoughts.  Since I'm a cut & paste kind of a girl, I like the zen of ripping out of magazines, cutting up the images, and placing them in the book to make sense.  I have 10 sketchbooks filled.  Some are falling apart.  I look at ones that I did 10 years ago and my life seems to mimic what I was hoping for.    Rooms take on the design sense that I found, cars look similar, and the store that I designed here in Venice, CA came to life through hours of going through old collage books.  Even the logo was an evolution of my design sensibility.  Here are a couple of images. Note that the images in the book I didn't take, but they have served as a huge source of inspiration.  All it takes is a sketchbook, glue stick, scissors, and some free time.  XO, M.E. 


  1. my collage book: http://michaeljakubowski.blogspot.com/



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