UK based graphic designer, Joe Webb, a bit jaded from the digital age, was inspired by a simpler time to create vintage photographic scenes. In a world governed by technology, Webb has found refuge in the limitations of his collages’ wistful motifs.
His deconstructed and re-imagined photos prohibit the use of digital manipulation, giving his scenes a simplistic elementary quality which results in a more endearingly nostalgic tone than a primitively banal one .
Webb’s technique has boiled down the imagery to its essential core and manually manipulated the scenes in ways akin to the functionality of digital editing. Though scissors and two to three vintage magazine photos are his only medium, the composition results in a complex message, narrating motifs about love and loss, memories and reminiscence.
All images and quotes are found on Joe Webb’s website.
Lauren is based in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to writing here on Pursuit of Daydreams, Lauren’s daydreams consist of all forms of design: Graphic, Fashion, Web, Interior, Art. On any given day, she can be found preoccupied with at least one of the above. She is happiest with a bowl of ice cream in hand.