collageOrama

dictionary page prints & other curious arts

Washington, United States · 87631 Sales

collageOrama

dictionary page prints & other curious arts

Washington, United States 87631 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING!
**Buy 3 get 1 Free** Click 'read more' for details!

We are Collage-O-Rama, your source for high quality, fun, affordable, hand-designed vintage dictionary page prints!

@@***Buy 3 Book Prints get 1 Free!***@@
If you want to utilize the buy 3, get 1 free deal, please follow these steps:

--Buy at least 3 items.

--PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE the item(s) you want for free, otherwise you'll get charged for it. Let us know your choice in the "notes to collageorama" box that appears upon checkout or send us a convo.

--We'll send the four prints all together. Woohoo!

(And yes, the deal does stack! So if you buy 6, you will get 2 free. If you buy 9, you will get 3 additional free. Thanks!)

**We ship in sturdy mailers, liberally splashed with neon orange DO NOT BEND stickers!**




All designs are made by a professional graphic artist and are fueled by Diet Dr Pepper Cherry and Barqs root beer.

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Last updated on May 25, 2016

FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING!
**Buy 3 get 1 Free** Click 'read more' for details!

We are Collage-O-Rama, your source for high quality, fun, affordable, hand-designed vintage dictionary page prints!

@@***Buy 3 Book Prints get 1 Free!***@@
If you want to utilize the buy 3, get 1 free deal, please follow these steps:

--Buy at least 3 items.

--PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE the item(s) you want for free, otherwise you'll get charged for it. Let us know your choice in the "notes to collageorama" box that appears upon checkout or send us a convo.

--We'll send the four prints all together. Woohoo!

(And yes, the deal does stack! So if you buy 6, you will get 2 free. If you buy 9, you will get 3 additional free. Thanks!)

**We ship in sturdy mailers, liberally splashed with neon orange DO NOT BEND stickers!**




All designs are made by a professional graphic artist and are fueled by Diet Dr Pepper Cherry and Barqs root beer.

Matt D

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Matt D

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Pin the head on the donkey.

The first thing I ever Photoshopped was a guy's head onto the body of a donkey. Trust me, he deserved it. This was back in '96, and I was in a band. This guy was telling people how terrible our music was, and the only weapon of defense I had was a computer with Photoshop 3.0. I don't want to admit how long I spent that night, learning how to use layers and cutting things out, searching around the still-young internet to find the most perfectly-perfect picture of an ass, but by the time I was done, I not only had our next gig poster, but also something had awakened inside of me.

Over the next few years I would finish college, bounce around from job to job, get married, have some kids, collect a few cats. In my spare time I would take pictures, and I would practice with digital art. Not all of my work was in the passive aggressive field of pin-the-head-on-the-donkey, but I did do it once or twice. In 2002 I landed a gig as an obituary editor for a daily newspaper, and part of that job was photo restoration for the recently deceased. Every day I learned something new. I started to read books and take classes on using Adobe products. I learned about Illustrator. I begin practicing with drawing things freehand.

I think I did my first cat portrait in '03. I don't have it anymore, but it was a picture of a cat on a bicycle. A few people saw it and said. 'You should sell those.'

So I did. Or I tried, at least.

I should probably mention here that I collect books. I have a lot of them. Probably more than most sane people would have. I would go to library sales and buy bags of them just to have them. Sometimes I wouldn't go to the sales, but to the dumpsters behind the library. Oftentimes the books I would find there would be beyond saving. Broken spines, missing pages, spilled upon by unspeakable things. I would leave those behind. Then I would think about that, and I would go back the next day and save the pages. I had a stack of discarded pages, most of them from obsolete text books, taller than me.

One day I saw a painting by an unknown French painter, and it was painted not on canvas, but on old newsprint. I was surprised at the depth that the newsprint added to the painting. That gave me an idea....

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Shop policies

Last updated on July 10, 2016
Hello! Welcome to your source of unique dictionary art! We are a Mom and Pop shop who dedicate our full attention to creating awesome art and providing stellar customer service.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept Paypal and Etsy's direct checkout payments. We do not currently accept any other payment method.
Shipping
We ship in sturdy, stayflat packaging, liberally splashed with "Do Not Bend" stickers, usually within 24 hours, but sometimes it may take up to four business days depending on our current volume. We ship six days a week!

We will gladly ship gifts with personalized notes. Just let us know!

International buyers: we are not responsible for your country's customs and import taxes. Thanks!
Refunds and Exchanges
All prints are 100% returnable for the full purchase price. Satisfaction guaranteed! We will not issue a refund on "Missing" prints until at least 12 business days have passed. Hopefully you'll get it well before then.
Additional policies and FAQs
Buy 3 get 1 free!
Etsy currently does not have an easy way to do this. Purchase three or more prints and indicate your choice of freebie(s) in the "notes to seller" box. ***Please do not put your freebies in your cart. Thank you!*** If you do not choose your freebie(s), we will choose for you.

Paper: we use aged dictionary pages for our prints and we are bound by their size and patina; however, ***if you'd like a whiter or yellower page,*** please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate!

Guide words: often we receive requests for certain pages for the prints. Our dictionaries tend to come to us in pieces, and we can not, unfortunately, accommodate requests for specific words.

Pages: each page you receive will be different. If you purchase a lot of prints and would prefer them to not be on the same letter in the dictionary (or would prefer them on the same letter or a specific letter), please let us know. These are printed to order and often are on consecutive pages; jot us a note ahead of time if you'd prefer non-sequential pages.

If you have any questions or concerns, we are always available via convo and email. Please, please, please let us know if you are dissatisfied before leaving feedback; we are always willing to work with you! Thank you!