My logo has now an added feathered friend.
A magpie- the King collector of sparklies, he seems quite suitable as an attachment for my hat.
Tomorrow I am going to embellish him with free machine embroidery, to introduce a different ellement.
When I am satisfied he will become my representative for my design work.
Who do I like this week ?
Discovered illustrator and now author Grahame Baker-Smith, winner of the Kate Greenaway medal 2011.
Grahame Baker-Smith has won the prestigious Kate Greenaway medal with FArTHER, described by the judges as “a clever picture book with a dream-like quality. It is beautifully designed with a wealth of detail, conveying dark emotions, storms of war and weather, and a powerful sense of loss and bereavement”.
Natalie shau is another discovery.
Her interest in fashion and portrait photography as well as digital illustration and photo art to me is reminiscent of Mark Ryden. With Languid girls who exude both a doll-like innocence and a knowing sensuality. Artist such as these two may be labelled as kitsch, and low brow; but I love their attention to detail and illustration techniques; reviving painting as a fine art object that carries more conceptual weight than the mere words and gestures of classic conceptual art.
I need to create a simple easily traceable logo and an elaborate version that can be printed for my logo. My taste tends to lean towards baroque sensibilities and ouvert showmanship to occasional simple lines and craftsmanship.