Hiromi Sato had two pieces in the group exhibition at Nucleus Gallery, Not in Kansas Anymore: A Tribute to the Wizard of Oz. Although it recently closed on April 7th, there are a few works that are still available on their shop site, here (including a piece by Hiromi that is still available!) Below are a few photos of the opening, which was complete with a yellow brick road, red ruby slippers, and costumed characters from the timeless story.
Dominique Corbasson illustrated the cover and chapters of Jean-Philippe Arrou Vignon’s novel for teens, La cerise sur le gateau. They have worked together before, in fact this is their fifth collaboration. The novel below tells the story of a family with six sons, as they discover life, love, and the world. Here’s a peek at Dominique’s contributions…
Tina Berning lent her hand to The New York Times’ profile of Bridget Foley, The Seat of Power. Bridget Foley is the executive editor of Women’s Wear Daily, and Tina captured her essence in her signature portrait style. Tina has also done many portraits for The New York Times in the past, you can view more of her portrait style here.
Tomoto’s little bear series is now available as wallpaper through Lilycolor in Japan. The little bear series depicts two twin boy bears (Chicchi & Kiki) and their cute adventures in various seasons. In addition to the little bear series, there is also a sheep illustration by tomoto available as wallpaper. The “digital deco” wallpaper is digitally printed, to allow for various sizes and paper type options, and they can endlessly be repeated. The full Lilycolor catalog can be found here. Her designs would be perfect for preschools, kids’ daycare centers, hospitals, lobbies, etc.
Anna Hrachovec is returning to Pictoplasma, and this time in Berlin! She will be speaking at the conference on April 13th from 1:00-2:30pm, which will be followed by a monster knitting workshop (details below).
There will also be an amazing exhibition in conjunction with the conference at smallspace gallery, where Anna will display her Wooly Woods creations. About her inspiration for the exhibition, Anna says “The concept for the show developed out what I saw in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in NYC. The number of trees and branches that came down was astounding—in Prospect Park alone (my favorite place in Brooklyn), more than 300 trees came down and more than 1,000 large branches fell. The scene was sad and awe-inspiring in its scale, and still lingers nearly 5 months later. ” Now Anna has turned these fallen branches into beautiful works of art, for those of you in Berlin, be sure to check out the show!
The Wooly Woods
April 10 – 14, 2013
smallspace gallery, Brunnenstrasse 178-179, 10119 Berlin
opening reception: Wednesday, April 10th, 7-9pm
Fiber artist Anna Hrachovec brings to life a candy-colored forest crawling with curious fauna. Continuing her study of the imaginary realm Mochimochi Land, Anna combines found wood with brightly-hued yarn to create miniature landscapes where snails, butterflies, and birds interact with an exploding population of native wood-dwelling mammals called twiggins. The tiny dramas that play out in the branches are inspired by the fortuitous bends and twists of the wood, leading viewers to notice the beauty in the smallest bits of nature.
A U.K. based design studio, Lazerian, asked 150 artists to create some artwork for a series of Gerald dogs, and Marcus Oakley was one of the contributing artists. Marcus’s dog is called “Hypnotic Gerald” and Marcus said about the design, “My idea was make a hypnotic graphic pattern so Gerald could then radiate some good vibrations.” Check out all the 150 designs here, and Marcus Oakley’s design here!
We love when our artists send us photos from their homes and vacations around the world…. These few were so beautiful we had to share, below is a photo of the cherry blossoms blooming in Japan from Kana Kobayashi, and LULU* is visiting Marrakech, Morocco and sent us some lovely photos of her trip. Check out more of her trip to Marrakech and keep up with LULU* on her instagram.