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85 Mixed Media Messages

From Collage-Inspired Jewelry Campaigns to Spitted Snack Art

— October 10, 2011 — Art & Design
"The medium is the message" is one of the most well-known expressions that communication scholar Marshall McLuhan coined (the "global village" is a close second), and this top list of mixed media messages is inspired by the King of Mass Media. Art communicates, but what it communicates isn't exclusively based on the content, but also on the how, when, why and where.

From collage-inspired jewelry campaigns to spitted snack art, the art in this cluster will go beyond inspiration and cause a sense of visual franticness that will you have you grabbing whatever's closest to you to lay it all down in your own personal masterpiece. Inhabiting a sort of "anything goes" mentality, this top list of mixed media messages contains art that goes beyond one medium and fixates itself on layering, but also integrity. Don't be fooled: this isn't your toddler's collage.
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Mixed Media Medication Merchandizing
Mixed Media Medication Merchandizing
These Alka Seltzer Ads Patch Up Any Problem
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84
Enormous Motto Murals
Enormous Motto Murals
ABOVE's Sticks and Stones Mural is Hugely Inspirational
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83
Conjoined Porcelain Plates
Conjoined Porcelain Plates
Maxime Ansiau Depicts Stretched Scenes on Her Melded Dishes
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82
Mixed Media Compositions
Mixed Media Compositions
Carrie Moyer Creates Colorful Psychedelic Art
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81
Sentimental Silhouette Shows
Sentimental Silhouette Shows
The Artistic Use of Shadows by Miwa Matreyek
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80
Desolate Head Paints
Desolate Head Paints
Artwork by Julian Kimmings is Creatively Sad
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79
Mixed Media Hipster Art
Mixed Media Hipster Art
Michelle Devereux Creates Goofy Bohemian Artwork
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78
Skeletal Art Exhibits
Skeletal Art Exhibits
This Helen Altman Exhibition Will Give You the Creeps
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77
Spitted Snack Art
Spitted Snack Art
The Daniel Eatock ‘Processed Potatoes’ Pieces are Less than Appetizing
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76
Self-Abhorrence Art
Self-Abhorrence Art
Raphael Vincezi Creates Images Using Discouraging Words
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75
Graffitied World Globes
Graffitied World Globes
‘ImagineNations' by Wendy Gold Forge Fantasy Planets
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74
Mixed Media Mats
Mixed Media Mats
The Black Tie Carpet Combines Unconventional Materials
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73
Family Feud Frescos
Family Feud Frescos
Alexandros Vasmoulakis' Painting 'Hide From Your Little Brother's Gun'
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72
Awesome Assembled Art
Awesome Assembled Art
Artist Lucy Williams Creates 3D Collages that Look Like Paintings
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71
Political Mixed Media Mashups
Political Mixed Media Mashups
Daft Punk vs. Adam Freeland Remix ‘Aer OBAMA' for Inaugu
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70
Spiritual Sci-Fi Illustrations
Spiritual Sci-Fi Illustrations
This Intoxicated Demons Radical Art Will Put You in a Trance
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69
Household Mixed Media
Household Mixed Media
Katie Bell Uses Unusual Domestic Materials Within Her Paintings
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68
Patriotic Mixed Media Art
Patriotic Mixed Media Art
Jeremy Dean Creates Wicked Variations of the American Flag
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67
Mixed Media Explosion Art
Mixed Media Explosion Art
Canadian Artist Wil Murray Creates Manic New Age Art
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66
Mesmerizing Mixed Media Art
Mesmerizing Mixed Media Art
‘Notebook' by Evelien Lohbeck Blends Video & Illustration
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65
Classic Newspaper Advertisements
Classic Newspaper Advertisements
The 1960s Sunday Times Ads Are Vintage and Lively
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64
Mixed Media Distortion
Mixed Media Distortion
Chad Wys' 'Epoch Organic 2' Art Series Encourages Thought
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Psychedelic Mixed Media Art
Psychedelic Mixed Media Art
The 'Unreal' Series by Kaylee Hinrichs is Visually Intense
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62
Manifestations of Mixed Media
Manifestations of Mixed Media
Brooklyn Artist Rebekah Potter at Abode New York
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61
Uninhibited Mixed Media Paintings
Uninhibited Mixed Media Paintings
David Bailey Debuts 'Hitler Killed the Duck' at Scream Gallery
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60
Fascinatingly Winsome Watercolors
Fascinatingly Winsome Watercolors
Christina Romeo Mixed Media Paintings Remind People to Be Kind
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59
Modern Madonna Art
Modern Madonna Art
Artist Francesco Vezzoli Modernizes the Virgin Mary
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58
Haunting Mixed Media
Haunting Mixed Media
Dstrukt Releases 'The Kingdom Series' Nature Photos
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57
Melancholy Paintography
Melancholy Paintography
Raphael Mazzucco's Contribution to the Luminato Festival In Toronto
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56
Virtual Mixed Media Scrapbooks
Virtual Mixed Media Scrapbooks
Glogster
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55
Mixed Media Eco Art
Mixed Media Eco Art
Unique Branch Sculptures by Evan Holloway are Haunting
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54
Dark Eerie Illustrations
Dark Eerie Illustrations
These Ruben Ireland Prints are Definitely Worth a Second Look
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53
Mixed Media Cityscapes
Mixed Media Cityscapes
Gibran Julian's ‘Cities Within Cities' Digital Artwork
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52
Exploring Race Through Mixed Media
Exploring Race Through Mixed Media
‘Pawnography' by Jeff Sonhouse
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51
Scatterbrained Collages
Scatterbrained Collages
Andrew Zarou Uses Mixed Media to Tell a Story at Robert Henry Vintage
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50
Collage-Inspired Jewelry Campaigns
Collage-Inspired Jewelry Campaigns
This Velvet April 2010 Accessories Shoot is Divine
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49
Epic Multi Media Creations
Epic Multi Media Creations
The Aaron Maurer Mixed Media Works are Mind Blowing
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48
Macabre Mixed Media Art
Macabre Mixed Media Art
J. Larkin Creations are Kind of Creepy but Very Creative
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47
Gruesome Winter Illustrations
Gruesome Winter Illustrations
Leopold Rabus Creates Deranged and Unforgettable Art
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46
Force Field Digital Art
Force Field Digital Art
ReEvolutionare Captures Spiritual Icons with Mixed Media
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45
Mandala Art
Mandala Art
Mixed Media Fine Artist Diane Fergurson Explores the Flow of Energy
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44
Mixed-Media Street Art
Mixed-Media Street Art
Zach Johnsen's 'The Wanderers' Blends Psychedelic Cartooning and Graffiti
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43
Faded Neon Illustrations
Faded Neon Illustrations
Artist Andrew Clark Combines a Vintage Look with Bright Colors
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42
Unnatural Hybrid Artworks
Unnatural Hybrid Artworks
Erotic Worlds by Margarida Girao Morphs Humans, Animals and More
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41
Creepy Complex Collages
Creepy Complex Collages
Artist Alex Chavez Creates Memorable and Freaky Art
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40
Geeky Mixed Media Art
Geeky Mixed Media Art
'My Life With Cables' By Christoph Niemann Uses Real Red Wires
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39
Mysterious Mixed Media Art
Mysterious Mixed Media Art
Yuta Onoda Creates Whimsical Anime-Inspired Illustrations
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38
Global Art Galleries
Global Art Galleries
ART HK 2011 is a Multicultural Contemporary Show Featuring Over 38 Countries
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37
Green Lantern Masks
Green Lantern Masks
Artist Sparks Creates Dangerously Irresistable Disguises
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36
Trippy Surreal Collages
Trippy Surreal Collages
Lin Mei Creates Mixed Media Pieces That are Out of This World
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35
Online Collage Exhibits
Online Collage Exhibits
'Kohlage' Curates Collage and Mixed Media Art
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34
3D Throne Fashiontography
3D Throne Fashiontography
The Lady Caprice Issue 10 is Eye-Catchingly Funky
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33
Macabre Mixed Media
Macabre Mixed Media
Kris Kuksi Unveils New Works for 'Beast Anthology' at Joshua Liner Gallery
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32
Modern Art Collages
Modern Art Collages
Danny Rolph's Automatic Shoes Exhibit at Poppy Sebire Gallery
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31
Surreally Strange Collages
Surreally Strange Collages
These Sebastian Ospina Collages are Mixed-Media Mysticism
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30
Russian Folklore Fashion
Russian Folklore Fashion
Natalya Aikens' Fairytale Art Cuffs Are Inspired by Her Heritage
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Bold Graffitography
Bold Graffitography
San Francisco's Valencia Street is Donned with Awesome Graffiti
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28
Theatrical Action Illustrations
Theatrical Action Illustrations
The Loic Zimmerman Portfolio is Chock Full of Vigor
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27
Mixed Media Message Art
Mixed Media Message Art
The Prince Lauder Mixed Media Collages are Striking and Thought-Provoking
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Shocking Mixed Media Art
Shocking Mixed Media Art
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge Creates a Vivid Political Commentary
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25
Space Age Psychedelic Art
Space Age Psychedelic Art
The Works of Leif Podhajsky Take You Down the Rabbit Hole
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24
Elaborate Ornamental Headpieces
Elaborate Ornamental Headpieces
Alessandro Mengozzi Makes Fashionista's Heads Beautiful
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23
Irreverent Comic Illustrations
Irreverent Comic Illustrations
Ian Stevenson Combines Comedy and Childishness in his Drawings
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22
Art to Cure Nightmares
Art to Cure Nightmares
Deranged Digital Mixed Media by Mia Makila
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21
Morbid Anatomical Sculptures
Morbid Anatomical Sculptures
These Detailed Skull Pieces by Artist Kris Kuksi Will Creep You Out
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Surreal Grotesque Art
Surreal Grotesque Art
Kris Kuksi's Depraved Details
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19
Surreal Abstract Prints
Surreal Abstract Prints
Amber Isabel's Photographic Imagination Runs Wild with Emotions
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Mechanical Steampunked Sculptures
Mechanical Steampunked Sculptures
Fantastic Contraptions by Stephane Halleux
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17
Keyboard Skulls
Keyboard Skulls
Maurice Mbikayi Transforms Computer Peripherals Into Human Figures
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16
Frantic Ethereal Art  (UPDATE)
Frantic Ethereal Art (UPDATE)
Raphael Vicenzi Innovates Illustration with Mixed Media and Words
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15
Mixed Media Taxidermy
Mixed Media Taxidermy
Sequined Dead Animals
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14
Dripping 3-D Graffiti
Dripping 3-D Graffiti
Splahes and Stains by Peeta is an Ultra-Modern Approach to Street Art
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13
Surreal Circus Act Art
Surreal Circus Act Art
Nancy Kubale's Latest Sculptures Remind One of a Demented Circus
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12
Ballpoint Babe Illustrations
Ballpoint Babe Illustrations
The Mixed Media Works of Niki Pilkington are Skillfully Sketched
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11
Mixed Media Pin-Ups
Mixed Media Pin-Ups
Hanneke Treffers' 'Contemporary Antiquity' Art is Stunning
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Fragmented Fashion Illustrations
Fragmented Fashion Illustrations
Becha ELLE Openers Bring a Mixed Media Twist to Style
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Animal Movement Eco-Art
Animal Movement Eco-Art
Recycled Mixed-Media Sculptures That Capture Animals in Action
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Fake Human Taxidermy
Fake Human Taxidermy
Joseph Seigenthaler Sculptures Use Real Hair
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Provocative Nerdstrations
Provocative Nerdstrations
Kelly Thompson Illustrates That Geeky Can be Cheeky
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6
Illustrated Photography
Illustrated Photography
Kelly Thompson Mixes Medias to Create Unique Photos
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5
Photo-Ink Collages
Photo-Ink Collages
‘Mixed Media Girls' by Nikki Farquharson
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Comic Collage Women
Comic Collage Women
PaperMonster Pop Art Stencil Portraits Are Full of Feminine Mixed Media
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3
Saggy Skin Sculptures
Saggy Skin Sculptures
John Isaac Gives The Finger To Art With Crude Uniqueness
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2
Magazine Art Portraits
Magazine Art Portraits
Stunning Mixed Media Collages by Gabi Trinkaus
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Femininely Surreal Photography
Femininely Surreal Photography
Miss Aniela Captures Stunning Dreamlike Scenes
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