Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Serigraphy, the art of Two Arms

Well it's been a while, but I figured I would document a little of this lovely form of art that I have always loved to look at, and wondered how it was made.

The form of art is called Serigraphy and it's basically a type of print making that uses wooden forms canvased in silk and layers of ink and.... lots of patience.  I have an example of the process here from the National Gallery of Canada.

Here are some examples of Serigraphy from a master of the art, the graphic design duo: Two Arms Inc.:

While we are on the subject of TWO...I would also love to show you a little branding excellence by HyperBrand for the firm TWO, aka The Wild Office, a custom innovation office in Mexico. (Please don't ask what custom innovation is...no idea, but gosh, look at their office, it's so fun.)

 I always wondered where the Wild things are, and apparently they're in Mexico.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Monsters in Paris

I was watching television with my children this weekend and saw Monsters in Paris. The storyline was relatively cute, on the general trend of making the underdog the hero, but what I most liked about this movie were it's wonderful graphics, which were very remniscent of  French art of the 19th century and particularly of a series of books I read as teen about a Parisian thief named Fantomas. The main character in this movie is almost a mix of him and the Phatom of the Opera as well. Take a look at this lovely song "La Seine" sung by Vanessa Paradis (who happens to look just like this cartoon version) as well as Sean Lennon (yes, the son of Yoko Ono and John Lennon):

 Also, if you are needing a good book to read, check out  The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern-
the imagery is wonderful and the storyline is unique: