Surrealists

Surrealism is one of my favorite artistic movements, there’s something about the juxtaposition of reality and the bizarre that creates this dynamic, visual dream world. It may jar you at first with its provocative concepts, but then when you stop to think about it, it seems to take you out of your own reality for that moment and projects you into an alternate one.

I like all things strange and I like all things humorous so I was happy to discover this awesome combination when I was bingeing on clips of The Eric Andre Show on YouTube. Be warned, if you haven’t heard about the show, it’s not for the faint of heart. To give you a clue as to what you're in for, it's on the Adult Swim channel and under Tim and Eric’s company. It’s quite polarizing, some people love it or hate it but I found the more I watched, the more I couldn’t get enough of it and wanted to know more - much like surrealist art. 

Something that has also been catching my eye in terms of modern day surrealism is ironically these vintage stock art that has been reimagined utilizing collage techniques to create this visual dream state. Below, are some of my favorite new vintage surrealists that I have come across.

Free Falling   by Trash Riot

Free Falling by Trash Riot

Follow Me  by Frank Moth

Follow Me by Frank Moth

Ula Space   by Mariano Peccinetti

Ula Space by Mariano Peccinetti

Escape Route   by Beth Hoeckel

Escape Route by Beth Hoeckel

Secret Message: Morse Code Design

I had a little inspiration for a new design project that incorporated my love for typography, but using it in an unconventional form. I came up with a visual morse code design that you could express an inside joke to yourself or to someone else. Each letter is represented by the dot or dash combination to create the word. Now those who know morse code could potentially read it, but wouldn't necessarily think of it in visual form at first, hence the secrecy of it all. 

When the words are repeated, it creates an amazing visual melody, great for a pattern with a hidden message. Check out my initial offerings below, in the form of "Love" and "Savage" (in the urban dictionary sense). They are available in a singular, minimalist word version and in a repetitive pattern on all sorts of art prints, apparel and homeware items in my Society6 shop.

THANKSGIVING SALE!

Happy Thanksgiving! Get your Christmas shopping done early, because I'm having a 25% off my entire Etsy store "thankful for all of you" SALE from now November 28 to December 2 (Midnight PDT). Just use the coupon code: THANKFUL25 at check out.

Also just to note - my shop will be going on vacation from December 3rd - so get in quick!

Announcement

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Aloha loyal and new readers! Sorry it's been a bit quiet around here and the shop. As with all things in life - just when you think it's going one way, it can turn in an instant and your whole world as you know it has changed completely. I'm still gathering my bearings in all of this so my etsy shop will currently be on hiatus until I'm able to get back to it. However, my work will still be available to purchase through my Society6 shop which has art prints, iPhone/iPad/Laptop cases, t-shirts, bags, etc.

I will be adding new work to my shop as often as I can. If you don't see a piece of mine that you would like to see in the shop or have any questions please email me at info@meganmatsuoka.com and I will look into adding it for purchase.

Right now there is FREE shipping worldwide through Sunday so get in quick! Thank you and please check back at the blog to see when my Etsy shop will be back up and running!