viernes, 27 de noviembre de 2009

Deviantart ~bluefooted (Erin) Dominio del color y la emoción

Muy poca información hay de esta ilustradora norteamericana (Florida) en Deviantart, aparte de su nick y sus imágenes. Y os invito a que os deis una vuelta por ellas.

Abigail Larson. Dulce y con un toque oscuro

Sacados de su portfolio Author and Creation de su página en Deviantart:

Aquí hay más de ella:

jueves, 26 de noviembre de 2009

Cup & Saucer sets.

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Limited Edition Cup & Saucer sets. With 9 different designs from some of the world’s most exciting artists including Dan Baldwin, Nanami Cowdroy, Joshua Davis, ilovedust, Mr Jago, James Jean, Si Scott, Tara McPherson and Vault49. Each is shipped boxed with an artist signed mini gicleé print and Certificate of Authenticity. These make a truly original art piece and we expect these to fly out before Christmas! So get in fast.

Para crear una buena historia

Tom Gauld - Characters for an Epic Tale

9.5 x 12.5 inches, 2 colors, letterpress printed on Hahnemühle Mould-made Ingres paper. Signed and numbered edition of 150, half available through Buenaventura Press and half through Tom Gauld himself. This edition of 150 has been divided between BP and the artist.

Adorable packaging

Some packaging just makes you smile. Almost doesn’t matter what’s inside… this line of adorably illustrated bears on the Life NK line of bath and body products are too cute not to share.

Extinct Edition

The Flora Fauna collection is a cataloguing of the design identities of plants and animals from around the world. Examining the visual character differences and similarities of species. A field guide of discovery, beginning with birds.

Jorge Tabanera

"Inspirations and sketches from other people are always interesting to look at and often even useful. Spanish illustrator and graphic designer Jorge Tabanera shares his doodles with the rest of the world and gives you the opportunity to have a closer look to the private and intimate world of an artist."

Como veis, fuera también nos aprecian.

Dan Funderburgh

Optimist Club / Midwestern Can Snake, by Dan Funderburgh
Depicts a fancy snake involved with plastic six-pack rings.

This print comes in either a horizontal or a vertical configuration. Is a two-color letterpress on Crane Lettra 110lb. paper. Printed at The Arm in Brooklyn, NY.

Plush Characters by Esty Gertzman

Esty Gertzman

‘Zoo Art’ is the term Amsterdam-based artist Esty Gertzman might prefer to call her plush characters. It is a collection of fantasy figures and animals, which are hand-made of wool, felt and plush fabrics since Esty started to share her passion in 1991.

martes, 24 de noviembre de 2009

Mike Mitchell

"Sometimes I feel like crap, Then I think "at least I'm not Jared from Subway" and all is good again."

Another way of life

SHAG’s “Autumn’s Come Undone” at the Corey Helford Gallery opens this Saturday, November 21st at 8pm. The press release has me intrigued “For the past decade, Agle’s iconic environments and playful narratives have sublimely captured California cool, mid-century modern design and lifestyles of the retro glamourati. His new exhibition “Autumn’s Come Undone” represents a turning point for Agle, adopting darker themes and a deeper palette to explore life’s excesses. “Something happened to me in the last year - call it an unexpected change-of-heart, if you like, but a lot of the unfettered hedonism my artwork espoused has begun to catch up with me,” Agle explains. Somber hues of okra, burnt oranges, and delicate grays, replace Agle’s signature acid brights, and as his subjects near the autumn of their lives, they venture away from suburban comforts to embrace a simpler, more authentic way of life.”

Gorrinucha piggy bank

The Gorrinucha piggy bank was designed by Milrayas & Ceramics San Gines for a contest in Spain. Originally it was never planned to put it into production, but the demand has been so high that they are getting a batch ready for Christmas. Pricing is unknown at this time, but for more information you can sign up for updates on their website.

Luz dura y composición clásica en arte con alma urbana

Kelly McKernan is an artist and illustrator from Atlanta, Georgia who has, since her youth, possessed the ambition to be a full time creator. She is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. While her training was in traditional painting, her focus has been in mixed media, specifically in combining film photography and advanced darkroom techniques with aqueous media painting. Over the last two years, Kelly has received local, national, and international recognition for her unique work, has been printed in a number of major publications, and is currently showing with several notable galleries. She is also a member of the Cheap Paper artist collective.

Kelly's work is defined by internal struggle in its many forms through personal growth. She illustrates various situations for her female protagonists to interact with through symbolic elements in vague settings. These scenes often comment on the operating consequences of idealism and fantasy due to naivety and youth with two opposing forces at work: natural inclination versus cognitive reasoning. These rival dualities are further represented by stylistic differences and the contrasting mediums of photography and painting. There is deeply personal meaning to be found as the multi-layered struggles depicted in her current body of work reflect her interests and concerns as a growing woman with a penchant for idealism.

Iluminador de poemas

About the artist.
Nod Young's works have travelled all around the world, always invited to be part of any exhibition dedicated to Chinese young art and graphic design. Prolific and a workaholic, Nod Young is also the Co-Founder and Creative Director of ultra hip Khaki Creative & Design agency. Light years from this, Nod Young is a follower of Buddhism and believes that creativity can be derived from its teachings. The «Puti Tree» series is a typographic interpretation of two poems quoted from the original zen classic, The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch, that dates back almost to 1500 years ago. The poems teach us not to believe all that which exists, not even the reflection of ourselves in a mirror. We have to learn to overcome the rules and boundaries of our existence in order to reach a state of Zen, unfettered by the perceived limitations of life.

lunes, 23 de noviembre de 2009

En tierra extraña

A veces el mundo pesa tanto y me siento tan sola y pequeña frente a él y sus miles de bocas. Todo es pasado...
Lobo sigue en las sombras, en este abrumador bosque negro al que nos exiliamos buscando otro hogar, otras puertas, otros ojos...
Ojalá fuera todo más fácil, ojalá no fuera él mi patria, porque cuando le siento lejos, todo lo que me rodea, hasta el aire, es tierra extraña.

sábado, 21 de noviembre de 2009

Omnia mea mecum porto

Ya tengo en mis manos "La Dama del Lago" (la primera parte) después de tres años de espera. Es curioso cómo, después de tanto tiempo, de tantas y tantas cosas, de lo mucho que esta yo que estoy siendo haya cambiado, siga habiendo anclas, puertos, bahías, que me confrontan una y otra vez con lo que he sido y nunca dejaré de ser. El libro, amén de un gran viaje muy esperado, está siendo un curioso espejo, y no como el de Oesed, que muestra aquello que anhelas, sino uno que me lleva a lo que está más allá de mi simple reflejo cambiante, al fondo mismo que parece ser inamovible.

La cita del título se le atribuye, aunque no sin discusiones, a Cicerón: Paradoxa Stoicorum, I, 8: "...y yo nunca diré que he perdido mis bienes si es que pierdo ganado o ajuar, y no dejaré de alabar a menudo a aquél que se llamaba Bías, según pienso, que se cuenta entre los siete sabios de Grecia; cuando los enemigos habían conquistado su patria, Priene, y los demás huían de ella de tal manera que llevaban consigo gran parte de sus pertenencias, alguno le llamó la atención, para que hiciera él lo mismo que los demás. Él contestó: "Eso es lo que hago, pues llevo conmigo todas mis cosas".

Es lo que siempre he querido, ser yo misma mi patria y destino, mi camino y mi horizonte.

miércoles, 18 de noviembre de 2009

Maxim Zhestkov

Maxim Zhestkov is a 23-year-old director, video artist, industrial, motion and graphics designer, that bases much of his work on his dreams and fantasies. “Any composition needs to begin with one or two main elements. The smaller the elements, the greater number of them there should be. You need to start with one or two main ideas and gradually build up the smaller elements until the space becomes rich with life.” Maxim also believes in bringing together incompatible elements. His ideas are the result of combining two or three stencils,and using existing patterns to form new ones. He lives and works in Russia, in the city of Ulyanovsk, located on two rivers flowing in two different directions. "I heard there are not many places like that. I think it gives our city some additional energy." It was at the age of 6 he got his first computer ZX Spectrum,where he spent day drawing huge detailed illustrations. He was fond of playing video games which he feels probably influenced his biggest desire towards design and CG. He pursued a degree in architecture at University but eventually realized it wasn't really for him when what he loved was to experiment. He felt that architecture would limit his ambitions so he switched to the faculty of graphics design, where he is currently studying.

Colored keyboard

sticker set: We used to learn our alphabets by reading those classroom banners that associated each letter with an animal or object. These days as kids become increasingly computer dependent at an early age I thought it was about time to adapt an old method to a new medium.

From cultural icons to greek mythology, this keyboard sticker set will advance the alphabetical knowledge of any child, or adult.