// posts about the working proof
Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
Love our newest print over at The Working Proof – Whale Hill, by Julia Pott. Julia is an awesome artist, and in a one-liner description on her twitter account, she says “I draw aggressively cute and I’m heavily into sugar.” I love this description of her work – there’s definitely an intensity and energy in her art, but at the same time there’s an innocence and lightheartedness. Julia says about Whale Hill:
“I wanted to create an atmospheric world that was inspired by English beach towns. While I was creating the piece, it was brought to my attention by a few people that I’m not very good at sharing things (whether it be my dessert or lending someone a book), so I created the fox as a version of myself, keeping the houses and ponies to himself.”
There’s a ton of detail in this print – from the stars in the night sky, to the hatched landscape, to the knit pants on the fox (so awesome!). This is an inkjet print on archival 192 gsm paper. Each was signed and numbered by the artist. 15% of each print sold will be donated to Transportation Alternatives.
Buy the print here and read our interview with Julia here.
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
New print, Two Beasts, over at The Working Proof today! Rose de Borman created this linocut around two animals. Rose explores tensions – her beasts aren’t like any animal in particular, and it’s hard to tell if they are friendly or suspicious of one another. She likes animals that are graceful, but teetering towards awkwardness – the fine line between elegant poise and the clumsy stumble. 15% of Rose’s print sales will be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières.
Buy the print here and read our interview with Rose here.
Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
Owen Gatley’s print for The Working Proof makes me nostalgic for my childhood – dreaming about fairy tales, dragons and princesses…Owen’s The Slaying of the Beast print was influenced by his childhood obsession with King Arthur and The Knights of the Round Table. Owen decided to form his own brotherhood of knights called ‘The Order of Succor’ (‘Succor’ meaning ‘to come to someone’s aid’) and produced five pencil drawings depicting each knight of the Order. This piece shows Sir Digbeth, who won his knighthood by slaying the vicious dragon, Shirog.
15% of each print sold will be donated to the Jane Goodall Institute. Read our interview with Owen here, and buy the print here.
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
Love this newly released print by Sam Chivers for The Working Proof. The print is called Truth/Mystery and is limited to an edition of 50 two-color screenprints. The center of each print is embellished with a gold leaf circle. I love the stark, graphic-ness of the print, and the way that the word ‘Mystery’ sits heavily on the bottom of the page, while the word ‘Truth’ floats above it. The print explores the relationship between the two words – how it’s not as straightforward a relationship as one would think, and always leads down a pathway to those bigger, more fundamental questions.
15% of each print sold will be donated to The Shama Foundation. Read our interview with Sam here, and buy the print here.
Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
We just released a new print over at The Working Proof – Wanderlust, by LA-based artist, Linda Kim. When we first approached Linda about doing a print for us, she sent us a bunch of amazing images and it was nearly impossible to pick our favorite. I love Linda’s work – there is something other worldly about her paintings – the colors, the textures, the subjects…it’s so beautiful! Linda says about the print:
“I always love a good adventure or mystery. When I was young, I wanted to be an archaeologist and discover clues to ancient pasts or to find new, unknown things. This is probably where my idea for this print came from. Although I didn’t have a definite idea of how this image would turn out, it seems as if the subject matter manifested itself from a dream that my younger self may have had.”
15% of each print sold will be donated to the Kids In Need Foundation. Linda chose to pair her print with KINF because she values education for kids. The more kids know about their world, the more they grow up with a passion to learn and an awareness of world issues and their surroundings. The KINF provides kids with the necessary tools for a healthy classroom environment, allowing them to see that people care about them and care about what they have to say.
Buy the print here, and read our interview with Linda here.
Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
Balance is a new archival inkjet print by Wendy Marchbanks, a designer and illustrator hailing from London, England. Her work is focused on illustrated wallpapers, textiles and print work. Wendy chose to pair her print with The Smile Train. As always, 15% of each print sold will be donated to The Smile Train, an organization whose mission is to fix childrens’ cleft palates in 77 of the world’s poorest countries.
Buy the print here, and read the interview with Wendy here.
Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
Jam Session is a new archival inkjet print by Emily Dumas, a graphic designer and illustrator also known as Flowers in May. Emily has designed a series of prints featuring graphic compilations of objects around a theme (Paris, lazy Sundays, Alice in Wonderland), so we were super excited when she illustrated Jam Sessionn around musical instruments, and decided to pair her print with Little Kids Rock. As always, 15% of each print sold will be donated to Little Kids Rock, an organization that is dedicated to bringing free musical instruments and music instruction to underserved schools across the country.
Buy the print here, and read our interview with Emily here.
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
New print alert! The pattern queen, Jennifer Hill, gave Manhattan some love with this new print that maps out Manhattan’s different neighborhoods. Each neighborhood is accented with a pattern that was inspired by neighborhood-centric details, such as the water towers in Tribeca, the view of the sky between the buildings in the financial district, the ornament on the Dakota (where Lennon was shot) for the UWS, and the seating of the Apollo Theater for Harlem. If you look at the print closely, you can see teeny tiny yellow cabs in the streets of the neighborhood borders. This print is an open edition, and each print was signed by Jen. It is an archival giclee print on Fabriano watercolor paper.
15% of each print sold will be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières, for their Haiti efforts. Jen worked for a few weeks for Aid to Artisans in Haiti last year, making some amazing friends and seeing some amazing work by artisans. Médecins Sans Frontières has been a great help to a country with no health care and demolished hospitals, and Jen wants to support their work.
Buy the print here and read our interview with Jen here.
Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
I love Brett Manning’s work. Her artwork typically features haunting and ethereal figures, paired with amazing textures and details. I was thrilled when Brett agreed to work with us on a print. We are pleased to present
Past Life – titled so because of recent déjà vu like flashbacks or glimpses into the future that Brett has been having. The woman’s body is illustrated as “basket weaves, patterns, and textures – things that are comforting, soft, reliable, and a little tribal.” So lovely!
15% of each print sold will be donated to Puppies Behind Bars. Buy the print here, and read our interview with Brett here.
Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
Jacqueline Pytyck created this lovely print, Wild Flowers, for The Working Proof. Wild Flowers is an interpretation of the Daucus carota, also known as the Wild Carrot Flower. While agriculturalists apparently consider it a weed, botanists appreciate it as a rapidly occurring beauty. By pairing the Daucus carota with rabbits, Jacqueline wanted to playfully compare the reproductive nature of both species.
15% of each print sold benefits the Shama Foundation. Buy the print here and read our interview with Jacqueline here.