I was blind, but now I see
I must apparently walk around Manchester with my eyes shut, as this seems to be the first time that I’ve come across Camille’s fantastic work. Really lovely pencil work is accompanied by a fantastic understanding of colour and composition. Go and search out her wonderful world of illustrations immediately regardless of whether you’re from Manchester and should no better or not.
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A 48 Hour Exhibition of Contemporary Wool by Kustaa Saksi
A short bit of research reveals that the meaning of Hypnopompic is the state of consciousness leading out of a dream. With this is mind it feels like a very apt title for this wonderful show of weavings by Finnish artist Kustaa Saksi that will take place at Artifact in New York over the 5th and 6th of December. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in New York whilst this show is on then missing out on seeing these wonderfully surrealist psychedelic depictions of that semi lucid birth out of sleep that we all experience does not seem like an option. Saksi invites a full sensory experience, calling on long-time collaborators Husky Rescue and Amsterdam-based motion design studio, Circus Family to orchestrate an explosion of projection and sound. Presented by Hugo&Marie.
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Welcome to the wonderfully rude, crude and lewd world of illustrator Emily Tilzey. The first thing that jumps of the page to most would be the subject matter as, a great deal of Emily’s work is fairly sexually explicit. What I find more interesting is the use and understanding of colour and line work that flows through her work really bringing it to life.
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Victore gets fired.Or, dealing with the second arrow.
Let’s be honest, break ups are never easy, what did I do wrong? I could change! All things that shoot through your head like a poison dart. In this (maybe my favourite ever BQ) James Victore lays bare his bleeding heart after getting the push from talking at a design conference. Why anyone wouldn’t want to hear James speak is beyond me. The answer probably really is it’s them rather than him. Great bravery to show something like this, all power to him.
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Science, nature and food are unusual bedfellows, when brought together by illustrator Catherine Chialton however there is a wonderfully methodical thread which flows through and ties her work together. Illustrations of perfectly arranged and labeled pieces of sushi, to pulled teeth arranged in size order from incisors to wisdom the meticulous nature of this work makes it a joy to behold.
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A message from a lover to another
As many of my friends know I am a lover of schmaltz, so when I got wind that one of my closest confidants – the amazing illustrator – Rob Bailey was painstakingly making a beautiful look book of his fiancé – the equally amazing illustrator – Deanna Halsall dressed in all of her favourite garms (and future favourite garms) for her birthday, it seemed like too good an opportunity to pass up to share these beautifully crafted illustrations of Rob’s beloved.
Happy Birthday to Deanna!
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We met and befriended Josh – and subsequently fell in love with his work – when in New York last year as he shares a studio with our favourite bearded maker extraordinaire Mike Perry. The variation of line throughout his work is a real pleasure to view, all tied together with a razor sharp wit and an exciting understanding of colour and form. Go forth today and exhale in pure joy at the excellent selection of new work on his site.
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