Paper Faces

Paper Faces

Words Kirk Truman

Illustrations Daniel Morgenstern

 Bill Murray/The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Achbar Ha-Ir (City Mouse) Israel, March 2005

(paper on paper/digital retouching)

These faces aren’t faces, they’re paper faces created by American-born Israeli Daniel Morgenstern. Using ‘trash’ as he would quite literally describe it, Daniel creates portraits and artwork for his lucrative client base. Fitzrovia based, his work has ranged from international Time-Out covers and celebrities, to obituaries and property editorials. Daniel’s archive of his work, a career that spans over 30 years, features commissioned illustrations of celebrities as diverse as J.K. Rowling, Daniel Craig and Madonna. This series is comprised of a number of pieces of archive work that Daniel and I selected. It ranges from illustrations made from bill-board paper, newspaper cuttings, novel text and traditional parcel paper.