Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday Matticchio – Lady Jane and the elephant

Many thanks for all the positive feedback on Sebastiano's book!
Here is another lovely new project I wanted to share: this etching is one of two 
limited editions drawn by Franco Matticchio and printed by fellow artist Guido Pigni.
Their creations are poetic, beautiful and incredibly affordable! 
Find here how you can get them.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Seahorse Safari

Exquisitely delicate and otherwordly 
I love the mystery of seahorse

 Poster by Fulda, 1950s

  4everDesign, Meeting

  Cliff Roberts, from Ford Treasury of the Outdoorsthanks to Today's Inspiration

  Cvijeta Job, illustration for Mira Boglic's Suma Od Koralja, 1962,

  Takahashi Haruka, 1928, thanks to bi-s-co

 Diana Fayt, "Love involves...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Animal Rainbow

Some of you might remember that last March Sebastiano and I 
brought a few projects to the Bologna Book Fair in hopes to find publishers 
who would help us translate them into printed works.

I am delighted to say that one of these dreams has become reality: 
L'Arc-en-ciel des Animaux has just been published in France by Milan Jeunesse.
Although our previous series Rencontre les Animaux was already introduced to France 
by Odile Jacob, this was the first time that we worked directly for a French publisher,
and the experience has been a very positive one, which we hope to repeat. 

For this book my role was that of the organizer: I proposed the rainbow idea,
did some research to find suitable creatures, and used my french to communicate 
with the publisher. But all the beauty and creativity comes from Sebastiano. 
After working with bold, bright, saturated palettes of pop primary colors 
in Impara con gli Animalihe is continuing to experiment with a more naturalistic, 
but still very graphic style of illustration. 
And for the first time he made a book full of white backgrounds! 

The 39 animals (three for each color) are showcased on 64 pages in a large, 22 x 30 cm.
 hardcover volume. Our editor, the very charming and efficient Héléne Perignon 
was very happy with the results, and so are we. 

And till Sunday, you have a chance to win one of Sebastiano's brand new 2011
limited edition cat calendars on Moderncat... 

Aren't the endpapers great?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

From Dove, with Love

Peter Max, 1968

This spirited flock just flew by, inspired by current human events.
May Peace Be with You Wherever You Go!

Stamp and poster designs by Stefan Kanchev, discovered thanks to Grain Edit

 Asela Pérez, 1978

 Herb Lubalin, U&lc cover, 1981

 Hassan Massoudi, discovered thanks to Gramatologia

Linda Vignato, from her peace drawings series

Tamas Toth, poster in memory of the 1956 Hungarian uprising, 2006

Kazumasa Nagai, 1989, 
from a recent post of vintage Japanese political posters on Pink Tentacle


 Bansky at West Bank. Photo: Reuters

Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday Matticchio – 4 Snakes



Serpent Safari

naga-gogo by tarudesign

Some sinuous slithery snakes and lots of great new artists!

The First Book of Snakes cover by Paul Wenck, 

Rainbow Snake Huichol yarn painting by Justo Benitez Sanchez

Cro talo e qualo by Andrea Marescalchi

 Aguis by Jason Laferrera

 Paper Vipers of Inequity by Dan Funderburgh

Obrigado Snake by Skinny LaMinx

Serpentis by Harry Diaz

 Snake Christmas card by Sergio Ruffolo

Rainbow Snake Dreaming by Malcolm Jagamarra

spread from El Leon Kandinga by Elisa Arguilé


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