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© Jonathan Atkinson, 2013 gutenberg Copyright Hand Crafted in the U.S.A.
20th of December

Video Of Camille Rose Garcia


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16th of December

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 100 years of solitude


This post marks the beginning of a theme of posts on this illustration blog. I love to read novels. All sorts. I often look at the covers and am interested on how the artist has interpreted and expressed the book through the use of illustration, photography, typography and layout. I’ll start out with a poetic and famous book which is hailed to be one of the most widely read books of all time – Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 100 years of solitude.

“It was as if God had decided to put to the test every capacity for surprise and was keeping the inhabitants of Macondo in a permanent alternation between excitement and disappointment, doubt and revelation, to such an extreme that no one knew for certain where the limits of reality lay. It was an intricate stew of truths and mirages that convulsed the ghost of José Arcadio Buendía with impatience and made him wander all through the house even in broad daylight.” Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 100 years of solitude

“It was as if God had decided to put to the test every capacity for surprise and was keeping the inhabitants of Macondo in a permanent alternation between excitement and disappointment, doubt and revelation, to such an extreme that no one knew for certain where the limits of reality lay. It was an intricate stew of truths and mirages that convulsed the ghost of José Arcadio Buendía with impatience and made him wander all through the house even in broad daylight.” Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 100 years of solitude

“Carmelia Montiel, a twenty-year-old virgin, had just bathed in orange-blossom water and was strewing rosemary leaves on Pilar Ternera’s bed when the shot rang out. Aureliano José had been destined to find with her the happiness that Amaranta had denied him, to have seven children, and to die in her arms of old age, but the bullet that entered his back and shattered his chest had been directed by a wrong interpretation of the cards.” Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 100 years of solitude

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15th of December

Happy to have Don Stey join th…


Happy to have Don Stey join the signature illustration  Blog as an Author :)

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15th of December

Berlin 2008 Helmut Newton Exhibition


Two weeks back I was in Berlin and managed to go to an exhibition of this talented and legendary photographer. He was a pioneer for artistic photo nudes and fashion photography. Many photographers and even advertisers now model their photos around his style. Although known for his more provocative work he also loved photographing architecture and landscapes.

Born in Berlin October 1920 and died in a car accident January 2004.

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Helmut Newton

It was a massive exhibition and covered a lot of his work. To much to included in just one post. I have included some general photos and will probably add more as I rediscover particularly good ones.

Above: Here there is a massive mirror on the roof. So Helmut Newton is taking pictures through the mirror.

Above: One of his more famous photos.

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24th of November

Kyungduk Kim


Stumbled across these illustrations by Kyungduk Kim. The more I see watercolour pieces the more I like it. Kyungduk has done a great job here.

Kyungduk Kim - Clouthing Girl
Kyungduk Kim – Clouthing Girl

Kyungduk Kim - Dylan
Kyungduk Kim – Dylan

Kyungduk Kim- Its Pouring
Kyungduk Kim- Its Pouring

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15th of November

SAM KAPRIELOV Also known as SAM STURIS


Last night I went to visit a friend in Piccadilly Circus. She is one of 4 people living there in this awesome top floor flat which had an incredible view over London. The owner who also lives there used to be an art dealer and his place was littered with antiques. One of the guys staying there happens to be Sam Kaprielov aka Sam Sturis. He was there last night and so I got to know about his work and had a a look at his latest work which was in progress. Really amazing stuff especially his old stuff which is unfortunately not available online. I actually prefer his earlier work as it is a little darker. The work included in this post is his more recent stuff. He uses Charcoal which is not an easay meduim.

SAM KAPRIELOV

“Sam Kaprielov was born in Ventspils on the West Coast of Latvia; he attended art college in St Petersburg before returning to Riga. Many a nineteenth century artist started their career as a painter of theatrical scenery; Sam Kaprielov began his as a billboard painter, as it was the most lucrative form of employment for an emerging artist. He moved to Venice to become a mask-maker in 1992 and arrived in London via a two-year spell in Avignon in 1998.” Sam Kaprielov Website

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Sam Keprielov- Les Rivage Des Syrtes

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