Friday, March 12, 2010

Underwater world

I didn't have a single copy of the National Geographic. So at about 11 o'clock last night I visited Gould's Books in Sydney (this giant, diorganised bookshop is open from 7 am until midnight everyday of the week). I found three bound volumes of the magazine dating back to 1928, 1929 and 1930 as well as some single issues from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. The collage above has been made predominantly with images from the late 1920s except for the caravan which is from a 1980s issue.

7 comments:

vivienne strauss said...

Totally awesome!!! I'm jealous of your recent find! I don't have any National Geographics at all, the ones I've seen are just too current for my personal taste, I'm going to have to improvise on this week's theme.

scrapatorium said...

Excellent!! A fantastic surreal scene. Can't wait to see what else you make with those mags you found.

That bookstore sounds like my kind of place. I'd probably be in there from 7 am to midnight.

Crafty Dogma said...

Thanks Vivienne. I wish I could send you some but they are bound and quite heavy (like encyclopedia volumes).

Thanks, A. I have some photos of the bookshop from the outside on flickr. I'm not sure if you remember - there's a skeleton in the window and the awning is lined with pages from old magazines. If a pile of books came loose one could literally be buried alive with little hope of rescue.

Punwit said...

The Age of Aquarium? Nice, CD. I have some vintage NG pages around here, um, "somewhere", and will try to find them for this theme. Meanwhile I'm surprising myself with how much I'm doing with a single issue which was nearby. These things are addictive!

Crafty Dogma said...

Thanks Punwit! I'm looking forward to seeing more!

wastedpapiers said...

Great collage and fantastic find! Wow- some really old ones. Tempting to keep them whole as ones from the 20's must be quite collectable. I have some from the 60's and 70's somewhere but these from the 80's I bought recently are pretty good too. The standard of photography is always very high.

onehuman said...

This is so awesome crafty, really awesome.