Urgent 2nd Class

Urgent 2nd Class

Creating Curious Collage, Dubious Documents, and Other Art From Ephemera

Book - 2004
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Grand Central Pub
His internationally best-selling Griffin & Sabine saga is treasured for its blend of lyrical storyline and compelling, imaginative art. Now Nick Bantock gives a short course in visual creativity inUrgent 2nd Class. A tour through the techniques and materials which constitute his signature style, Bantock shares with readers numerous ways ways of using old paper ephemera -- maps, letters, postcards, ledgers, scraps, photos, and many more items -- to create their own idiosyncratic art. Written for people of all artistic skill levels, the materials mentioned are all easily found and inexpensive, and the processes are simple enough to do at home (and with access to the most advanced machinery used in the book, a photocopier). An inspirational guide to the simple artistic techniques which can alchemically transform ephemera into remarkable works,Urgent 2nd Class is the handbook for a new generation of visual poets.

Baker & Taylor
Describes how to turn old documents, maps, postcards, envelopes, and other scraps into a work of art.

Hachette Book Group
His internationally best-selling Griffin & Sabine saga is treasured for its blend of lyrical storyline and compelling, imaginative art. Now Nick Bantock gives a short course in visual creativity in Urgent 2nd Class. A tour through the techniques and materials which constitute his signature style, Bantock shares with readers numerous ways ways of using old paper ephemera -- maps, letters, postcards, ledgers, scraps, photos, and many more items -- to create their own idiosyncratic art. Written for people of all artistic skill levels, the materials mentioned are all easily found and inexpensive, and the processes are simple enough to do at home (and with access to the most advanced machinery used in the book, a photocopier). An inspirational guide to the simple artistic techniques which can alchemically transform ephemera into remarkable works, Urgent 2nd Class is the handbook for a new generation of visual poets.

Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2004
ISBN: 9780811843058
081184305X
Characteristics: 115 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Urgent second class

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Ghanne Aug 06, 2009

Interesting but not very useful as an instruction book but very nice to look at and good to read.

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