Twenty-six little helpers…

The journey for school children towards independent reading and writing is a long and complex one. One of the first steps is to recognise and learn the letters of the alphabet.

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The following collage illustrations have been designed to help make learning the letters of the alphabet a little more fun. The illustrations combine a range of historic illustrations juxtaposed with letterpress printed ephemera.

Mixed media / collage / sizes vary.

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© Shahid Mahmood – 2018

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Work in progress…

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Digital Collage combining traditional illustration techniques with new media…

I am always trying to ‘catch up’ with developments in software and especially ones designed for digital image manipulation. A recent project afforded me a little time to experiment with some such new software and develop a range of illustration proposals informed by my favourite traditional printing methods.

The resulting layered work applies a range of found imagery and combines it with digitised hand made drawing and mark making.

Shahid Mahmood

 

Mixed digital media composition – Illustration Portraits of Muhammad and AliFela Kuti.

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A Passion for Paper – new work on old paper…

I am always on the ‘look out’ for old publications containing interesting type and typography. These are employed as part of my mixed media collage work. The resulting juxtapositions afford the reader and interesting interplay between the ‘hand made’ mark, the historical letterforms and the actual written narrative – the process slows the reading down a little but makes for a very visually dynamic page layout.

Mixed media / collage – Fables.

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