Illustrated movie posters increasingly seem to be a thing of the past (and truly, what a shame that is!), but there is no question that a gifted hand will lend a certain caché to a good design. Victo Ngai’s latest piece for the IMAX film “Divergent” does precisely that:
Marking a pivotal moment in the story in which the main characters leap from their old faction and life, the image captures the energy of the film – along with the viewer’s imagination.
(And while we’re bragging, check out this nice write up in USA Today!)
Victo Ngai’s recent campaign for Tiger Beer will make your jaw drop, and it would be doing her a great disservice to take away from her articulate post about the experience. So instead, we’ll just go ahead and link to her blog and let her explain in her own words.
Prepare to be amazed!
We are so pleased to announce that Sylvie Daigneault’s imaginative illustration, “Monkowl,” has been selected as a ‘winner’ in Creative Quarterly 34. Way to go, Sylvie!
The talented Laura Tallardy is at it again! Our resident busybee is thrilled to announce that she’s just released her latest app “Find the Differences: Christmas Edition – Family Holiday Puzzle Game for Kids and Adults Illustrated by Wendy Edelson”. Woo!
Wendy Edelson’s elaborate and festive drawings are simply the perfect fit for this fun game – take a peek by clicking here and enjoy the free downloads for all of your I-devices, or come play with the Android version!
And happy holidays!!
Those near Boonton, NJ have a wonderful treat in store for them tonight as Speakeasy Art is celebrating the opening of its most recent show, “Paper or Plastic?”. This group show, whose theme is centered around medium, will showcase a variety of talented artists, including the wonderful Dave Calver – who has also contributed one of his magical 3D pieces!
“Bunny Lady,” copyright Dave Calver
Which will be accompanied, of course, by one of his imaginative and masterful drawings:
Paper AND plastic – that Dave does it all!
Click here for further details, and congratulations, Dave!
ALE+ALE were recently asked to use their incredible collage skills to illustrate two pieces for the respected French publication “Le Monde”. Covering coveted awards within the French university system, their energetic work was perfect for capturing the excitement of research and discovery.
Well, a lot has certainly transpired in New York City as of late! We’ve elected the first democratic mayor in a generation, Bill de Blasio, and we’ve lost one of the most iconic rock n rollers this city – and the world – has ever known (RIP, Lou Reed. You are missed).
Philippe de Kemmeter captured these incredible characters in his inimitable style, and they are too fabulous to hide out in our archives.
Check them out!
Bill de Blasio by Philippe de Kemmeter:
Andy Warhol and Lou Reed:
We have been so honored to collaborate with David Huc and the Swiss publication Magazine Bilan, and wanted to share one of Maurizio Quarello’s latest pieces for the magazine.
Merci comme toujours, David! Y Grazie, Maurizio, for your beautiful work!
Last week, Steven Tabbutt blew us away with news of his success at multiple international shows, but it seems we may have made our announcement a bit prematurely – ladies and gentlemen, in addition to supplying the image for publicity surrounding Illustrative Berlin, Steven learned that he also took home the silver medal for his work in the “Young Illustrators Award” category!
It seems almost impossible to keep up with Steven Tabbutt and his continued success in the gallery world – his most recent email read more like a novella than a list of accomplishments. But the critically acclaimed artist has been turning heads since he was a student (when he won the 3×3 Student show and first caught Morgan Gaynin’s attention); and as his detailed vision continues to evolve, we are consistently left with a sense of pride….and maybe even a little envy.
Clearly, we are not alone.
Steven’s gallery in Paris, Yukiko Kawase, recently set him up with three international exhibitions, each of which responded beautifully to his most recent suite of work. “Belle en Été” (Paris), “Art Nagoya” (Nagoya, Japan) and “Art of Paper + 1″ (Brussells) were wonderful triumphs for all of the artists involved, and we were thrilled to see that they were also strongly embraced by various members of the cultural community and press.
Steven was also involved in the tremendously popular Illustrative Berlin show “Illustrative 2013″, where over 16,000 visitors took in the work of 200 hand-selected international artists. Steven was further honored, as his piece “Wasp” was used for their press release and promotional poster – which was also sold to attendees to commemorate the event.
”Wasp” also received additional praise from the publications “Traffic” and “Object N06″ (the latter of which is in conjunction with the festival). You can also take a peek at these awesome pictures and marvel in the incredible artworks (and the remarkably fashionable and hip attendees!).
Heard enough? Too bad, there’s more! Steven is participating in yet another group exhibition that is slated to open in Hamburg, Germany before taking off on a tour of Europe. “The Gathering” will seek to investigate social traditions while exploring their significance in contemporary culture – all while considering the effects of cyberspace and globalization. Those in Germany are invited to take in the reception, which will be November 15th.
This goes without saying but…..Wow, Steven!