When I travel, I often collect and hold onto bits of paper, ticket stubs, newspaper, stamps - anything that typographically and graphically looks interesting. To put these to good use, I thought it'd be interesting to create a bit of collage, using that collected from one particular country, and by creating shapes from a map of a city from that same country.
For the one I am about to show you, I have used bits and pieces collected from Lebanon, and have based the shapes on that of a map of Lebanon's capital, and one of our favourite cities, Beirut.
It not only makes for a fun project, but is a cost effective and unique souvenir of travels and experiences.
|some of the my collection...|
|some items from around the world. anything that has colour, typography, pattern and most of all, memories, is perfect.|
|what you need - some nice card, a steel ruler, glue and a stanley knife and/or scissors...|
|i traced the street blocks of beirut in illustrator and printed it out on to cardboard for cutting...|
|using a stanley knife, cut out the shapes to create little templates for tracing...|
|once traced on to your chosen material, cut out all the different shapes...|
|lots of shapes and few postage stamps - all collected from lebanon|
|play with different arrangements before which are gluing anything down|
|the finished piece framed - not only a little artwork, but a unique souvenir too!|