Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I ♥ Perth

Was so chuffed to be interviewed for the We Love Perth blog! I got to talk about my fave local designers, the best things about Perth and there's also a photo of my studio space. Thank you Jelena for asking some great questions! Check it out here.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sea Surfboards

I've often wondered why most surfboards are so white and generic, and nothing like the more graphic and illustrative stake deck designs I see around. But when it comes to Australian company Sea Surfboards, the words 'white' and 'generic' definitely do not apply. They create custom surfboards and the results are absolutely stunning. Love the organic designs and the vivid hues. Dude!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Paper Runway

A whole bunch of paper design goodness to be found (including an interview with Cristina Re) in the free online issue of Paper Runway. Read it here.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Rudy Faber

I love the work of Dutch artist Rudy Faber. He paints beautiful lowbrow scenes with sassy tattooed ladies. The skateboards series is my fave!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Just Like Being There

Just Like Being There (Promo) from Johanna Goldstein on Vimeo.

So excited to see this documentary when it gets released.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Hell Yeah

Not only illustrating, but writing the articles, too!

If you're a long-time reader of this blog, you might remember last year when I posted my Adelita illustration which was done for Hell Yeah magazine. Well, issue three of the mag is finally out and in online format rather than printed. The theme for this issue is 'race' and there are some cool freaky-styley fashion photos in there too. 

Also, I wrote the article that accompanies the Adelita illo! So if you're interested to know about the real Mexican female soldiers, then give it a read. No spelling mistakes in there, I promise   :P

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

101 Ways to Find Inspiration, Stay Motivated and Achieve your Goals

Finding inspiration through blogs is the best! I was reading through the weekly Link Love post on the Active For Fashion blog and I came across a link to SillyGrrl's list of 101 Ways to Find Inspiration, Stay Motivated and Achieve your Goals. Definitely worth a few reads!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Raudiel Sanudo

How amazingly-amazing is the work of Raudiel Sanudo? I think he is an artist after my own heart since he paints my favourite things! Mexican skulls, roses, lucha libre masks, hearts... all painted in the brightest hues.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Amplifier Workshops

For those in Perth, Propel Youth Arts are holding a series of free arts business workshops for emerging creatives. Some of the topics covered include pricing your work, creative marketing and grant application writing. More info here.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Art Harvest Launch Party

Removable and reusable self-adhesive wall graphics on display
Live art by Steve Nowland

Ooops! Forgot to post about this earlier, but last Friday I exhibited my work alongside a bunch of talented artists at the Art Harvest launch party in Surfer's Paradise. Some amazing artworks on display, I've posted a few of my favourites below.

Truth Is by Kiel Tillman
Rotting Gentleman by The Blind Kid
Orange Girl by Blain McCallion

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tales from Outer Suburbia

Lately I have been working my way through all of Shaun Tan's amazing books. I love the way he writes surreal stories and the quirky creatures and inventions he conjures up in his drawings. I adore all his books, but my favourite has to be Tales From Outer Suburbia. Every single page has been so thoughtfully designed with different mediums used to illustrate the short stories.

It is so inspirational how much success Shaun Tan has attained simply by following his passion for writing and illustrating children's books. This year he won an Oscar for best animated short film The Lost Thing, and he also won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (a prize of AUS $760,000) acknowledging more than 10 years of his work in children’s literature.

How amazing to think that a world-famous, Oscar-winning illustrator grew up in Perth! I'll finish off this post with a quote from Shaun's website ...
In school I was known as the 'good drawer' which partly compensated for always being the shortest kid in every class.

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