Kate Costigan — Desert Shores
Posted on August 16, 2012
Kate Costigan expresses the faded glamour of Americana since its mid 20th Century heyday.
My work and style is mostly always inspired by a bygone era, particularly the 1950s. Desert Shores is an appreciation of the faded glamour of Americana, and a study of a fictional seaside resort in the middle of the desert, that since its 1950s heyday has descended into disrepair. During the project I explored the resort through researching 1950s/1960s holiday and travel advertising, typography and signage. I made an effort to replicate these signs and adverts in a decayed fashion to represent this dying resort.