Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
New print release: This week marks the third print the Working Proof has released with artist Madame Lolina. It is pretty obvious that we think she is a unique talent with a flare for creating soft, meaningful works that lean into the world of fantasy and imagination. The print Crow Hat to benefit Kids In Need Foundation is no exception. I am in love with the black, white and grey pallet of this piece, contrasted by the figure’s soft pink lips. Everything in this image feels soft and harsh at the same time, a balance Madame Lolina seems to execute perfectly in every piece.
I often draw crows in my artwork, because I like the black color, smooth feathers, and strong beaks of crows. For this work, I thought that it would be interesting to express living animals as a part of fashion. If the crows change their minds and fly away, the hat will be also disappear.
This print is available in multiple sizes. It was digitally signed by the artist. The 8×10 and 11×14 prints are numbered by The Working Proof, and the 16×20 prints come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Learn more here.
Madame Lolina chose to pair her print with the Kids In Need Foundation
because their mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need.
Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
So It Goes, by Chris Rubino.
15% of the sale of this print goes to 826 National.
New print release:This week the Working Proof is teaming up with artist Chris Rubino to bring you his print So It Goes to benefit 826 National. I love the comfortable feel of this print, as if I’m sitting on my couch looking at my own overflowing bookcase. I also enjoyed reading more about artist Chris and his inspiration for this piece:
”So It Goes” was initially conceived of and realized as a large scale painting, but has been reworked to live as a smaller print now. Thinking about creators I’ve admired, I made this tribute to the life and words of the great author, Kurt Vonnegut. The viewer can see a few of his famous titles as well as phrases written by the author.
Chris has chosen to pair my print with 826 National,
a charity that has been doing great work for most of the 21st century.
This print is available in multiple sizes. It was digitally signed by the artist. The 8×10 and 11×14 prints are numbered by The Working Proof, and the 16×24 prints come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Learn more here.
Read our interview with Chris Rubino
here. You can buy the print here.
Friday, July 19th, 2013
Beautiful collaged artworks by Len Davis, whose work primarily deals with the daily issues and struggles that we as a people encounter, and how we cope with them.
A Thousand Words #55
The Biggest Surprise in a Man’s Life
Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
New print release:
this week we are teaming up with artist Lara Pintos
to bring you her work Little Stitches for Alice
to benefit Kids In Need Foundation
. This piece builds on all the qualities I love in vintage clothing patterns: clean and simple drawings and the intersecting patterns of cut and stitch lines.
was conceived as part of a series of pieces generated exclusively by computer. I used the appearance of silk-screen printing and added other graphic resources that add semantic content to my narration, such as sewing patterns. I transformed found patterns used ‘to draw’ in order to represent an image related to my concerns: the naive and the domestic in the current/traditional female context.
Lara has chosen to collaborate with the Kids in Need Foundation
to help children experiencing difficulties to have access to a fair education and to escape social exclusion due to financial, racial or geographical reasons.
This is a digital print on acid free, Neenah uncoated matte 100lb cover paper that is 80% recycled. It was digitally signed by the artist and was numbered by The Working Proof. Learn more here.
Read our interview with Lara Pintos
here. You can buy the print here.
Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
Beautiful Winter’s Knight by Robert M. Ball.
Friday, June 14th, 2013
I don’t watch American Horror Story, but I do like these posters by Mike Wrobel
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
New print release: this week we are excited to bring you The Green Green Grass by artist Claire Brewster to benefit American Forest. I love the sculptural quality of Claire’s work. There is an inherent lightness and sense of movement, which works incredibly well with this piece as it creates the illusion of fluttering wings. It was also a joy to learn more about Claire and her influences through the artist interview:
Nature is ever present even in the most urban of environments, taking over areas we neglect, yet living a separate life. Affected by our actions, yet unconscious of them. Claire takes inspiration from this environment, creating entomological installations of flora and fauna from imagined locations. Her birds, insects, and flowers transcend borders and pass freely between countries with scant regard for rules of immigration or the effects of biodiversity.
Claire has chosen to pair her print with American Forests because it seemed like a good fit with her work and desire to remind people of the beauty that exists in nature, and the importance of looking after what we’ve got and ensuring that we maintain it for the future.
This print is available in multiple sizes. It was digitally signed by the artist. The 8×10 and 11×14 prints are numbered by The Working Proof. Learn more here. Read our interview with Claire Brewster here. You can buy the print here.
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
New print release: this week the Working Proof is teaming up again with artist Madame Lolina to bring you the print Red Riding Hood to benefit the Kids in Need Foundation. This is the second time we have worked with Madame Lolina and once again she didn’t disappoint. Just like in her previous print release Communion_My Unicorn, Madame Lolina’s print Red Riding Hood has an undeniable quality of fantasy. I also really love the idea of female power inspired by a classic tale:
In this artwork, all of the red-hooded little girls from the whole nation gather and make an alliance – to resist the wolf and protect themselves. I wanted to express the strong and determined will of the little, weak girls to protect themselves against a violent and cruel enemy by relying on one another.
Madame Lolina has chosen to pair with the Kids in Need Foundation because that some children don’t have sufficient educational opportunities is entirely the responsibility of grown ups.
This print is available in multiple sizes. It was digitally signed by the artist. The 8×10 and 11×14 prints are numbered by The Working Proof. Learn more here. Learn more here. Read our interview with Madame Lolina here. You can buy the print here.
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
Pretty cool handmade Leaf Type by Mei Linn Chan