Poppy Faun is a collage artist and graphic designer from her home town of Brighton, UK. She uses unique 1960’s and 1970’s images spending her days searching through flea markets collecting idiosyncratic magazines and postcards then transfigures them into aesthetic perfection.
Much of her work seems to harbour a message of escapism. Her cutouts bare an image of floating through the cosmos, make something quite classic feel futuristic and otherworldly. Acknowledging these decades as a revolution for fashion and rock and roll, Poppy pines for the past.
As well as appreciating the charming grainy quality of 60 year old magazines, she deems this chapter in history as a time of purity where social media wasn’t present and life was simpler.
Throughout her work there is repeated imagery of materialistic possessions such as fancy cars and big houses. Symbolism like this really emphasizes the hilarity of our superficial world where, in her own words “space is just a glimpse above and so dramatically bigger than any tiny problem or materialistic item we urge to have”.
Poppy has worked on commissions for major brands all around the world from Playboy.com, Mytho Series, The Flamingo Hotel in California and to even having her artwork designed on Craft Beer cans part of an artist collaboration in the UK for Crafted Cans. She has exhibited her work in Brighton, London and Milan. Some of her clients include Mike from Royal Blood and Louis Mellis, Film Writer from Sexy Beast.