Photo collages and typography artwork

Saint Paul, Minnesota · 583 Sales


Photo collages and typography artwork

Saint Paul, Minnesota 583 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
Giesla Hoelscher

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Giesla Hoelscher


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The More You Look, The More You See

I’ve always enjoyed making things by hand and when I began Inkblots in 2002 my business focused around that. In 2012, I decided it was time to step out from behind Inkblots and be the face and name of my business: Giesla Hoelscher.

My passion for photography and the love I developed in college for digital collage eventually won over my desire to continue making things by hand. I let go of those items and started creating collages of areas around the Twin Cities, starting with “A Celebration of Saint Paul”.

Why do I make collages of places? Because we’re shaped by places. Diners, drive-ins, neighborhood markets, they’re all a part of our history. The memories and stories that we’ve attached to these places is what motivates me to document them. Because of that, I don’t use stock photos to create my artwork. While it takes a lot longer and prevents me from creating a huge catalog of images, traveling to take the photographs for a collage teaches me more about the country I live in and pays respects to your memories and stories. It’s important to me that my artwork is not just tourist spots that I research on the internet, but places that you truly love.

If you see beauty in my artwork, I believe that to be the result of the beauty of our history and of your stories.

Shop members

  • Giesla Hoelscher


    For over 14 years I've been creating collages of favorite places.

Production partners

  • Product printer

    Hong Kong

    Dye sublimation print shop

  • Artsy Couture

    Cockeysville, MD

    Print production

  • Greener Printer

    Point Richmond, CA

    Print Production

  • White House Custom Colour

    Eagan, MN

    Photo printing

Shop policies

Last updated on February 1, 2014
Welcome to the Etsy home for vintage influenced collage, location collage, and motivational typography art created by Giesla Hoelscher. To learn more about me, please visit my website at

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
With the exception of work damaged in shipping, all sales are final. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your order.
In addition to PayPal, I also accept credit card payments via Etsy Direct Checkout.

Minnesota residents are subject to 7.625% sales tax.
All orders are shipped within 2-7 business days via USPS Priority Mail or First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation. You will receive tracking information via an Etsy confirmation email after your order ships.

All international orders ship via USPS First Class or Priority Mail International. Due to different size restrictions for different countries, Priority Mail International is not always available. If you have purchased an item and international shipment is not possible via USPS, I will contact you via email to inquire whether you would prefer a quote for shipment with a different carrier or a full order refund. Customs fees, taxes, tariffs or duties that may be incurred at the time of delivery are not included and are the responsibility of the buyer.

Shipping includes insurance for the full value of the artwork. If a piece has arrived damaged, please contact me immediately for further instruction. Please keep all original packaging materials for return shipment. If I do not receive notification within 1 day of receipt that your order was damaged, I will assume your order arrived safely and that the sale is final.

If your would like your order's shipping to be expedited, please e-mail hello (at) giesla (dot) com prior to placing your order. I would be more than happy to prepare an expedited shipping quote for you. Expedited orders will be shipped via USPS Express Mail or a different carrier depending on your needs.

If you’ve already placed an order and wish to inquire about expedited shipping options, please notify me immediately. Expedited shipping will be invoiced separately.
Additional policies and FAQs

Wholesale inquiries are welcome.

I welcome custom requests!

I very much appreciate any and all feedback! If you feel that there is an issue that warrants leaving anything less than positive feedback about your Etsy transaction, please convo me first. I would love to be able to remedy any situation, so please let me know how I can help and I will do what I can.

All artwork is copyrighted © by Giesla Hoelscher. All rights reserved. The sale or conveyance of a given work of art or any subsequent reproduction, copy, image or derivative work does not constitute any assignment, transfer, or license to reproduce, copy, modify or create derivative works of this or any artwork unless expressly granted in writing by Giesla Hoelscher.