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© Jonathan Atkinson, 2013 gutenberg Copyright Hand Crafted in the U.S.A.
29th of September

Kat Cameron AKA MissYuki


I have attended some of Kat’s exhibitions in South Africa one of which ended up in a terrific party. Another which comes to mind is where the exibition was set on an entire top floor of a central Johannesburg building. Great view of the city, drinks and music – good times. This particular exhibition was for her MissYuki collection. There where massive MissYuki dools, MissYuki clothing and underwear, as well as her fantastic  illustrations. She is currently based in Barcelona and below is a collection of her work.

You will find the full range of her work here: www.katcameron.com

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22nd of July

Theodor Kittelsen a prolific artist from Norway (1857 – 1914)


This last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Norway – it was a short but sweet trip. We spent our time in the small town of Tofte in a comfortable wooden cabin. Our cabin was neatly placed right next to the Oslo Fijord with an awesome view over the water. Just on sunday I was running through a quite forest which was followed by a lengthily swim in the sea. I could have easily spent couple months there just relaxing and taking my time about my daily sustenance!

I had the time to look through some illustrations and stumbled upon Theodor Ketlesen (April 27, 1857 – January 21, 1914) who is one of the most famous artist in Norway. He was famous for his nature paintings but also for his illustrations of fairy tales, legends and trolls.

Below are some of Theodor Ketlesen illustrations:

:-)

S

7th of July

Ralph Steadman & Hunter S. Thompson


The author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson, gave birth to Gonzo journalism which is a type of ‘fictional’ journalism. It often includes the reporter in the story and is in the first person. By blending fiction and fact the journalist is able to engage the reader whiles expressing certain facts about a situation. Gonzo journalism tends to favor style over accuracy and often uses personal experiences and emotions to provide context for the topic.

Hunter S. Thomas was good friends with a british artist called Ralph Steadman who provided visual representaiton for Gonzo journalism.  Ralph Steadman has won multiple awards and is renowned for his political illustrations, social caricatures, cartoons and also for illustrating a number of picture books.

Below is a collection of Ralph Steadman illustrations:

Hunter S. Thompson with Ralph Steadman Illustrations: A good collection of Hunter’s life

:)

8th of June

Bill Carman’s inventive characters


All I can say is:
true attention to detail + brilliant observation + experienced drawing skills + Korean blood + the love for teaching + odd little characters bubbling to tell a story + an impressive cliental + an imaginative mind + beautiful use of soft colours + a love for fishing = Bill Carmen. Genuinely beautiful work.

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19th of April

Chelsea Greene Lewyta


Wow wow wow, so young and so so talented. Chelsea Greene Lewyta is a student at Pratt Institute for Illustration, New York. Growing up with an adopted Korean older sister, Chelsea has been exposed to much Asian culture. This is definitely visible in her illustrations. Her soft colour pallet and beautiful line work carries heavy mythical and sometimes extremely sexual and violent themes opposed to her childrens book illustrations that are completely innocent and pure. I love the constant connection Chelsea draws between nature, the animal world and the feminine, sometimes innocent and mystiacl and other times brutal and savage.

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18th of September

Chris Riddell


I cannot believe I haven’t posted Chris Riddell yet. He is my absolute favorite. His stories are so so charming and his drawings are magical masterpieces.

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