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I drew a selection of fish while I was traveling at the start of the year, so this brings back lots of nice memories. I was on a small island in the Andamans and hadn’t drawn for a very long time. I bought the fish from the market in the afternoon, drew it, had it cooked on the bbq for dinner, then drew the bones after I’d eaten it.
Chrysa has chosen to support Doctors Without Borders because living within areas of conflict is not a choice, it’s brought upon people that have no say in the matter and often don’t have the opportunity to get out.
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, and 24×30 prints come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Learn more here. Read our interview with Chrysa here. You can buy the print here.
Ha. This is awesome – the world’s first polished concrete Eames lounge chair and ottomon by Fred Lives Here. Fred takes modern design classics and modifies them into one-of-a-kind pieces. Charles the Chair has been produced as an edition of 45. If I had one, I would love to have this in my yard.
New print release: this week we are excited to be working with artist Warren Dykeman to bring you his print Candy for Transportation Alternatives. This piece is dense with colors and imagery, it really begs to be studied, not just viewed. I enjoyed reading more about Warren’s influences in his artist interview:
Warren’s work is informed by the Cold War era Americana that surrounded him in those formative years. His paintings and drawings draw upon elements of folk art, handmade sign lettering, digital art, and collage. Utilizing a variety of materials, Warren creates work that contains an intriguing awkwardness which produces a rhythm between contour, color, and mistake. With a nod to the past, Warren embraces the new technology of the digital age, combining his experience as a graphic designer to create compositions that use vector style graphics as a jump off for his unique take on primitive folk art styles.
Warren has choosen Transportation Alternatives because it seems that you see more on a bike rather than when enclosed in an automobile. Plus, you are not burning fossil fuels.
Giant monsters and giant robots by Guillermo del Toro? Plus it has Stringer Bell and Jax Teller in it. Pacific Rim looks promising.
British Designer Gavin Coyle has created a set of turned side tables using fast growing Douglas fir. Each piece uses one plank of timber which has been cut and stacked together in a particular sequence, highlighting the distinctive appearance of the annual growth rings. Decorative patterns emerge as each consecutive piece is folded on itself flowing from the bottom of the table to the top. These blanks are then machined on a lathe to form geometric profiles before being finished with a white oil.
The Echoism Chair by JaeYoung Jang is a beautiful combination of design and art. The Echoism Chair is combines function with whimsy by incorporating guitar strings into the design of the chair, allowing you to relax and play a melody while you sit.
New print release: this week, the Working Proof is teaming up with artist Monica Canilao to bring you her print, The Light Within to benefit Victory Junction. I love the spirit of “old renewed” in this piece. As an artist, Monica often uses found objects, paper and fiber in her work.
The Light Within is a painting made inside of a very old mirror that shattered one day. The girl within it sits outside the confines of the school and runs off to be free out in the world, to learn at her own pace. Her hoop skirt and clothing are collaged from old wallpaper. Outside she can daydream.
Monica has chosen to pair with Victory Junction because children deserve amazing adventures and exposure to nature.
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 Monica here. You can buy the print here.
Tired of the same old Moleskine notebook? These notebooks from Word introduce a graphic to-do system for you obsessive list makers and updaters. I just like the angular camo cover.