Author: tamara


Valeria Petrone Plays With Witty Characters And Odd Situations To Create Fantastic Illustrations

The world of Valeria Petrone is filled with many characters. They animate the illustrations she draws for adults in magazines and for children in books. From men and women with big observant eyes to cats, dogs and birds casually striking a pose; the cast is deliciously enchanting and entertaining. The artist is an illustrator with many talents. She juggles from children’s books to serious editorials for magazines, newspapers and ad campaigns from Italy, the UK and the US. She keeps a humorous style whether she’s designing for an informative article or a playful story. Valeria Petrone is often commissioned to create an atmosphere to go along a text. Her methodology consists of letting her mind wander while reading the text. While doing so, images come to her mind.  She associates these snapshots to the words and then begins drawing. The set-up and characters express an idea or a feeling. We could imagine the entire story by only looking at the imagery. The main character is always put in a situation that makes us wonder about …

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Vibrant ‘2D’ Cartoon-Style Bags for “Big City Girls”

Seeing a Jump From Paper bag at a distance can be confusing. The bags at first seem unreal, as if digitally added next to the person wearing them.  In a world where anything is wearable, Taiwan-based designers Chay Su and Rika Lin have come up with an innovative line of functional accessories that look like they’ve popped out of a cartoon. The line is comprised of a wide range of products; satchels, backpacks, wallets and purses. They all come in color block bright tones mixed with beige and black colors imitating leather. The design is what makes the bags’ unique. Each bag looks like it’s been traced and colored with a Sharpie. Behind the fun design of the bags, there is a hidden pouch that can used for small treasures, making the Jump From Paper bags as practical as they are exciting! From London to New York, they have come this winter 2015 season to help out each “Big City Girl” march toward their dreams. The irregular lines confirm the bags’ intention to appear as if they are coming out of children’s cartoons or coloring …


Massimo Uberti Uses Beaming Neons To Trace Make-Belief Rooms In Space

A room within a room designed with luminescent neon tubes. Massimo Uberti plays with our senses and our perceptions by creating in-situ installations. The Italian-based artist redefines the habitable space with neon doors and walls that seem to open to an imaginary dimension. The conceptual artist, Massimo Uberti, hand blows and bends neon tubes to compose the outline of the edges and corners of a room. The geometrical lines also mimic door entries, furniture and ceilings. All the elements are either placed on the floor or hung with invisible wires specifically engineered for the art pieces. The lines the artist traces in the space imitate a drawing, as if he had sketched everything before our arrival. With irregular lines and a combination of 3D and 2D constructions, the artist is inviting us to enter his vision of an underground world ruled by iridescent lights and a minimalistic aesthetic. Uberti’s purpose is to trigger a reflection upon entering the space he created; the light up room within the real room is meant to blur the limits of space. He intentionally …