Thursday, 24 February 2011

Wood Engraving

Genius over here.

Kiki Smith Etchings

Beautiful etchings from Kiki Smith, everything she creates never ceases to impress me. i love these for their delicacy and technical skill. She is one of my favorite artists by far, an amazing inspiration!

I found these of Harlan&Weaver press, a studio in america with lots of other brilliant artists on their books including louise bourgeois.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Shop Project.

Thinking about our up and coming shop project a lot recently.. about what i want to do and who i might work with well. Its a daunting task.
the idea of pop up shops sounds really exciting to me, like those pop up gallery's that were sweeping london last year. Also thinking about merchandising and those aspects of our practice. the constant reminding that we must be commercial. Looking at yellow owl for there beautiful print products and particularly like these papers, envelopes and pens they've created as little sets, really nice.

Perhaps an idea would be to look at the royal mail and the loss of letter writing in the modern day and maybe get people to write out letters or draw pictures to send their friends during the exhibition with dressed up postmen walking around the room... maybe its not that original but it could make for a fun interactive environment. rambling.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Chiken head

Playing around with Photoshop, trying to get something more playful into my work.

A Chicken and a Dog.

For this Macmillan Competition I'm thinking of a story about a Cheeky little Chicken called Tikka, who just doesn't know how to cluck. She's confused about where she stands in life and doesn't know whether she's a cat, dog or human..
Maybe she could try and catch a ball and try and eat tuna.. and attempt using a toilet but then realise she can lay an egg instead... still needs some work.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Karolina Schnoor

Really beautiful Graphics, i like her use of colour and pattern and the polished look of her art work. It would be brilliant to be able to make some cut out animals for this project. more brilliant stuff on her website.

Nice Eggs.

Easters coming, the daffodils are out and the blossoms falling already! Im thinking about cards and nice things for those spring fairs. I never seem to get my act together but i intend to do my best this year.

Found these here.

Macmillan childrens book competition

“I believe that beautiful picture books are vitally important in subconsciously forming a child’s visual appreciation, which will bear fruit in later life.”

Brian Wildsmith is definitely one of my favorite illustrators; his ability to get so many colours onto the page is incredible, layer upon layer of bright brilliant colour! And the creative way he uses the page with unexpected composition and playful creatures. Hes just great!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011