martedì 24 febbraio 2009

paula sanz caballero a textile design, from spain.

when you first see photographs of work by paula sanz caballero
it's hard to see why it would be categorised as craft,
they look like normal illustrations.
but take a closer look and you'll see that the glamorous people
featured in her pieces have been made
using swatches of fabric and embroidery.
it's like the tiffany diamond of applique.

paula is a fabric artist based in spain,
but she started out as a painter,
until the late 90s when she started experimenting
with fabrics and embroidery.

this medium eventually took over her work
and now she produces pieces for high profile clients
such as bloomingdales and harper collins.
she's also appeared in top end fashion publications
such as vogue and elle.
her characters are high society types
with stick insect bodies dripping in jewellery,
nd the images are dark and ironic.
the attention to detail on the faces
and outfits is incredible. very inspirational.

lunedì 23 febbraio 2009

cristiana couceiro, illustrator from portugal.

this post is dedicated to sarah.
_______happy birthday!!!_______

illustrator, graphic designer and photographer from lisboa, portugal.

she creates some very attractive collages
mashing up retro and contemporary.

giovedì 19 febbraio 2009

su blackwell, paper artist, from uk.

- su blackwell -

artist su blackwell's curiously magical scenes
make us look at books in a whole new way.
"i read the book before making the work.
the paper sculptures grow out of the novel" she reveals.

'apartment therapy'...thanks to shootfactory, uk.

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venerdì 6 febbraio 2009

sweet february, kindergarten time.

pen or sword? the razor is both.

he's a young streets artist from brooklin.
he's name is poster boy and he works onto the underground in nyc.
he likes to define his own activity: subway art.
he says things througout cutting/paste billboards
all around the underground city lines.

mercoledì 4 febbraio 2009

yui taniguchi, illustrator and crafter from japan.

this time i'm gonna post something

that i hadn't in my mind before or that i found everywhere on the net.
i mean... it was something that came to me
through a nice postcard i've received directly on my own office desk.
i felt the illustration so familiar that i suddenly decided to post it on cicabum.
it traces out exactly the mood i've in my mind for kids and their world.
the perfect combination of a france taste and a sophisticated japan touch.
have a look, then it'll clear up what i'm trying to explain.

yui left japan for paris in 2000.
she is working both with illustrations and her knitted art
and has done several exhibitions over the years.
her work has been exposed both in paris and in japan
and she has also contributed in magazines like milk, dong as well as on euro news.
for more information, u can visit tremplapin.