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40 Fantastically Grungy Retro Collages

Collages are a fantastic art medium, as they work by combining multiple ideas, and artistic techniques, therefore often being more artistically rich than other mediums.

I’ve hand selected 40 collages that have a grungy/retro feel to them. All of these collages really inspired me with how creative and imaginative they are. By not being perfectly clean or organized, the seem to be a canvas on which the artist can simply pour all of their ideas.

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Tom is the founder of PSDFAN. He loves writing tutorials, learning more about design and interacting with the community. On a more interesting note he can also play guitar hero drunk with his teeth.

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  1. Great round-up. Makes me wonder how many different ways pieces of work like this can be put together. I’d personally use a lot of hand-drawn/made elements, as well as digital photos, a lot of photoshop brushes and probably some custom vector shapes – my scanner would get a long workload from it, though.

    This has inspired me for a tutorial, so keep an eye out for it on the web ;)

  2. Tom says:

    Thanks Callum! I love these mixed-medium pieces. I look forward to seeing your tutorial :)

  3. Anchalan says:

    Really Woderfull Collection. It Creates Thurst to e a Designer.

  4. Marilyn says:

    Awesome collection! Thanks for sharing. Some of them really remind me of Robert Rauschenberg’s work, which I also enjoy.

  5. Tom says:

    Thanks guys! I’m glad you liked this post.

  6. Adam says:

    I love grunge web design, it’s such a hard technique to master though unless you get it exactly right. There’s a fine line between quality grunge effects and just messy.

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