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2012-11-30

WONDERFUL SURFACES IN LANDSCAPES-INSTALLATION BY TARA DONOVAN

These beautiful installations are the work of American artist Tara Donovan, who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Her installations are wonderful three-dimensional landscapes with everyday items: styrofoam cups, buttons, paper plates, scotch and more. Incredible the details of these surfaces and precision assembling everything in harmony.
http://www.acegallery.net/artistmenu.php?Artist=8#



















2012-11-29

FROM PINTEREST, INSPIRATION FOR ENGRAVING, SERIGRAPHS, PRINTS

Today i present an interesting Pinterest community: "Printmaking - Community Board for Printers & Fans".
It 's a collective Board dedicated to engraving, etching, drypoint, aquatint, lithography, screen printing, engraving on wood, Linocut.
Lots of images and inspiration for the lovers of these wonderful printing artistic techniques.
Below a small selection of images.
http://pinterest.com/sandrake/printmaking-community-board-for-printers-fans/











2012-11-28

TACTILE PLOTS AND VOLUMETRIC INTERLACEMENTS INTO HIROKO TAKEDA'S FABRICS

Hiroko Takeda is a talented textile designer who creates fabrics for international luxury brands and independent customers for architecture, furniture, fashion and art.
Before opening her own design studio in New York in 2010, Hiroko Takeda was Senior Designer in New York and Tokyo companies. She has received numerous design awards in Japan and Europe, and her tissues have been published in Elle Decor, The New York Times Design Magazine, Vogue and other prestigious magazines.
The fabrics she created are rich in textures, tactile plots and weaves volume, with great and interesting surface effects.
http://www.hirokotakeda.com/















2012-11-27

PATTERNS IN DECORATED WALL SCULPTURES BY KRISZTIANNA

Today i introduce this multi-faceted American artist, Krisztianna, that works with drawing and illustration, but i was especially intrigued by the series "Muertita" (here, some pictures): wall sculptures made ​​with mixed media and many different materials (polystyrene, papier-mâché, wire, clay, wood, acrylic, synthetic flowers, string, pins, glue, sealant, screws). The all finished by an interesting face-painting with patterns, a little bit funeral masks, a little bit tribal.
http://krisztianna.com









  

2012-11-26

"THE GRAMMAR OF ORNAMENT": A WONDERFUL BOOK WITH HISTORICAL PATTERNS AND DECORATIVE ELEMENTS

Another wonderful book for anyone involved in patterns and decoration and want a flawless iconographic reference for their work: "The Grammar of Ornament" by Owen Jones, 1809-1874. Quaritch, 1910
Available for viewing on University of Wisconsin Digital Collections website, the book presents numerous plates with colorful ornaments and  amazing decorations, classified in chronological order.
(ah, maybe there were those wonderful resources online when i was a student!!)
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/DLDecArts.GramOrnJones

















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