zondag 27 december 2009

Mibo, make-at-home REINDEER


A charming little set of make-at-home Christmas Creatures
They come with full instructions on how to assemble them - each animal takes about 5-10 minutes to make.

With just a pair of scissors, a ruler and some glue (not included in the kit) you will feel great satisfaction from turning something completely 2D into something tremendously 3D.


designer: madeleine rogers

maandag 21 december 2009

weer eens gaan doen: structuurtjes, leuke plaatjes e.a. uit tijdschriften knippen en combineren maar!! Je ziet het niet heel goed maar ook deze illu istratie s zo gemaakt.

donderdag 10 december 2009

Charley Harper

Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life

Charley Harper was a Cincinnati-based American Modernist artist. He was best known for his highly stylized wildlife prints, posters and book illustrations.

Born in Frenchton, West Virginia in 1922, Harper’s upbringing on his family farm influenced his work to his last days. He left his farm home to study art at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and won the academy’s first Stephen H. Wilder Traveling Scholarship. While at the Academy, and supposedly on the first day, Charley met fellow artist Edie Mckee, whom he would marry shortly after graduation in 1947.

Charley and Edie spent their honeymoon traveling the country, mainly in the west and south, being able to do so because of the Stephen H. Wilder Scholarship the Academy awarded to Charley for post-graduate travels. Charley Harper returned to the Art Academy of Cincinnati as a teacher and also worked for a commercial firm before working on his own. He and his wife worked out of their Roselawn and Finneytown homes, and later, with their only child Brett Harper, formed Harper Studios.

During his career, Charley Harper illustrated numerous books, notably The Golden Book of Biology, magazines such as Ford Times, as well as many prints, posters, and other works. As his subjects are namely natural, with birds prominently featured, Charley often created works for many nature-based organizations, among them the National Park Service; Cincinnati Zoo; Cincinnati Nature Center; Hamilton County (Ohio) Park District; and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Pennsylvania. He also designed interpretive displays for Everglades National Park.