They say that trends repeat every 20-30 years and each time re-appear as new, updated versions of the old style. Some researchers assume that there are actually a number of different reasons behind it, for example, designers taking original creative ideas as their inspiration, change in generation, and society. As of today, we could all agree that this decade has a strong 80's and 90's influence, isn't that right? With this in mind, we could say that artists have the tendency to look back in the past and find inspiration there for their new works of art.
One artist proves that right. Mohanad Shuraideh is an award-winning digital artist and also an art director. We wouldn't lie saying that he's a bit different from what we are used to seeing around. Shuraideh loves to experiment with three different niches: collage art, illustration, and photography. He combines old, vintage photos from the past to create surreal collage ideas that make you look twice at it. The photo manipulations form magnificent vintage images featuring a waterfall of milk, retro ice skaters spinning on Saturn, Marilyn Monroe's iconic white dress rising like a mushroom cloud, two lovers swimming in the sea of the galaxy, and much more. Shuraideh perfectly depicts scenes that would be a good start for vintage fantasy world movies that people could be renting 20-30 years ago at the video rental shop.