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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Overheard on the Titanic

This heartbreaking print "Overheard on the Titanic" was made by blacking out words in a newspaper article with a Sharpie marker. Beautiful.

75 comments:

JustChiffonandDandy said...

I love that idea of taking articles about historical events and doing this. I checked out some of the others...so awesome.

BowCheeky Creations said...

Love this!

Veralynn said...

Love it- I want to hang this over my piano.

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Hollie said...

oh, this is so neat!

Sunshine said...

Awesome....This would be a great assignment for students to do! Love it...

Shea Nichole said...

Yes, it is heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time.

Diana Mieczan said...

Its really beautiful and this is such a neat idea:) Kisses

Tiffany Ashley said...

WOW--It really makes you stop and reflect! So beautiful yet so heartbreaking!

xoxo-Tiffany

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gemma said...

so sad!

meg manion silliker said...

amazing.

Jane's Next Door said...

I had to have it so I ordered it! It's worth $50 to me - it stopped me in my tracks! Thanks for sharing!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Wow that's different!! I'm going to go check this out so I can see more!

Melanie's Randomness

D&D said...

wow. that is extraordinary.

Sarah said...

I adore this. Makes me want to go to a flea market, pick up some old books and see what can come of those pages.

Mrs. C said...

This is great!! I always loved it in the movie Titanic when the musicians played until they sank!!! Check out my first giveaway!!!

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Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Oh!!!! Very touching! :(
xxx

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Cassandra Marie said...

Interesting.

LiLi said...

LOL! That's the kind of clever joke we all need more of in our lives ;-) I do feel a bit inappropriate laughing about a tragedy, but what gives. It's funny :-)

Sidewalk Chic said...

This is incredible and so heart-breaking.

Alice said...

Funny and heart-breaking, an unusual achievement!

Alice said...

Funny and heart-breaking, an unusual achievement!

Hilary Grace said...

Wow. Instant chills.

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Anonymous said...

This is somehow really inspiring, even though tragic.

1 Funky Woman said...

This is fantastic! I want one! Just found your blog and I'm loving it!

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MG said...

These are totally fab. I want one...this could also be a cool DIY from historical events in your lifetime if you geek out and collect newspapers. I may or may not be guilty as charged...

Tonia said...

very cool. i followed the link and saw some of the artists other poems. he wrote one for his wife about her doing cartwheels. really sweet.

V said...

What a unique idea. Thanks Joanna.

Julie said...

Wow..some people are so incredibly creative. I would never even think to do something like that!

ag. said...

You're so right, heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time.

Maggie said...

Very original. Like it!!
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Jocelyn said...

That is so cool! Who would have thought of that?

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Allie said...

Is it terrible that I think this is hilarious? Oh well, but it's very creative.

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Pinecone Camp said...

It's funny, sad and eerie all at the same time!

Zelina Garza said...

that's beautiful!

Mocha Mornings said...

Oh, wow, this is sad and beautiful. So simple but so creative!

Julie said...

Beautiful-almost haunting.

diana (hotbeautyhealth) said...

Wow. You can't help but to stop and think. It's sad but powerful!

niha89 said...

I loved these pieces by Austin Kleon! If you're interested in his other pieces, you can find them here. http://www.20x200.com/artists/austin-kleon.html

I've done a piece on some other wonderful art from this site if you'd like to check it out!

www.nihareddy.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

This is really cool.

-Michelle

www.twentynineblog.com

Blue Is Bleu said...

Love this! What a clever idea.

Nell said...

Wow, that's amazing. Seriosuly.

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Bethany said...

There's a site called godlovespoetry.com that uses this method to create poems about tolerance out of press releases and articles from Westboro Baptist Church (you know - the crazies that picket funerals and harass LGBT people.)
The results are really beautiful. Regardless of how people feel about the topic of homosexuality, I think it's an amazing form of activism and a true testament that we can find hope and promote peace even in the face of hatred. You should check it out!

amy said...

Kleon's art has been on display at our museum. Amazing stuff. Sort of genius.

hogger and co. said...

:( and :)
at the same time.

Cassie Nafziger said...

This is too cute! Looks like fun!

Joanna Goddard said...

bethany, that's so cool, thanks for sharing xo

cleartheway said...

Great, great idea. I wonder what amount of planning goes into doing something like this or if certain articles just are easily seen this way or easily happened upon.

-Kate

Primed4Design Team said...

I love this print, it's so poetic and just puts you right there in the moment.

sherri lynn said...

so clever!

Slightly Smiling said...

It really is just breathtakingly beautiful. Makes me want to attempt it. :]

Thanks for sharing!

kitten roar said...

i am in love with this. when i learned that the titanic sank on my birthday (april 15th) i developed this huge infatuation with it. the movie, the books, the articles, the museum exhibits, EVERYTHING. i still am fascinated with it so this is amazing.

EMILY said...

Oh gosh. This is quite beautiful, isn't it. Was it from an actual article regarding the Titanic sinking?

claire said...

Genius! I love it. x

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

love this! how clever and somewhat uplifting. xoxo jcd

RACHAEL said...

that is such a clever idea, but you're right - it honestly breaks my heart. i think it's such a beautiful print, but i'm not sure i could hang it anywhere in my house because it's just too heartbreaking!

Tsuki aka LittleGrayFox said...

those are so brilliantly beautiful!

My Heart Blogged said...

I really like the idea. I don't think I could hang it though.

YnR said...

love how it turned out even though it is kind of heart breaking. But it sheds a different light on the event and I love it!!

Peggy OKelly said...

The creative mind is a beautiful thing! Inspiring...thank you!

Seeley said...

already sold old (cheap size)...boo. love the print

Acacia said...

I did an exercise like this in a class once...we were each given a few pages of a book and we had to white out a majority of the page to make one or two coherent sentences. It was pretty neat, but very difficult!

Sammi said...

i really <3 that kind of art.

simone on the internet said...

So beautiful, but so sad.

Damla said...

This is beautiful and hearth breaking..
very impressive.

very married said...

lovely.

Deb Oh said...

Oh, so beautiful!

Brandi said...

Great find!

Mighty Burns said...

ugh,aw this breaks my heart. what an interesting idea though

Bethany said...

Purely poetic. Adored.

www.bethanesque.blogspot.com

Generic viagra said...

Fantastic , this is an interesting stuff, definitely worth my time. I think you have done a great lot of research. thanks... keep it up!

Mo said...

Heartbreaking but very beautiful. And creative!

Anonymous said...

In bad taste, for sure.


lucy

Alice said...

I love this. It's was a tragic event but in light of it, it brings humor and peace in the situation. Sometimes we need that. :)

marissa from the boot said...

wow...this took my breath away for a second. artists are amazing like that aren't they?

Gary said...

Thanks for your article, really useful information.
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