Month: May 2011

Artwork pick of the week: Summer

Can you feel it? Summer is coming to town, definitely! Nights are spend with BBQs, wine and the lovely smell of flowers. We have chosen a photography by Maria Vinogradova this week, which embodies this feeling of summer!

And yes, of course it is called “Summer” as well. A woman standing on a bridge in St. Petersburg, enjoying the last warm rays of the sunset, looking as if she were lost in her own thoughts. Buy it on ARTFLAKES as art print, poster, GalleryPrint or Canvas Print!

Interview with Heiko Müller

Today our guest is Heiko Müller, artist and illustrator from Hamburg, Germany. Within his drawings and paintings there often is a fairy tale like and dreamy atmosphere – what – which is not surprising, if you’re a living right next to a big forest.

In our interview he told us that he finds his inspiration – among other things – by staring at a cleaning rag and which difficult paths led him to becoming an artist.

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Interview with Aino-Maija Metsola

Her illustrations, prints and patterns look like the perfect dream of folclore: Aino-Maija Metsola is a freelance illustrator based in Helsinki, Finland. And we’re glad to have her here today, answering some questions about her inspiration and work.

Among her clients is the finnish label Marimekko, who is well known for its multi-colour patterns on linen, porcelain or cloth. We like!

See what else she had to tell us:

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Interview with Sara Barnes

Welcome Sara Barnes today, the lovely lady behind the wonderful Blog “Brown Paper Bag” and an illustrator and artist herself.

Her work has a touch of fairy tale – sometimes more of these dark and gloomy ones – and involves collage, painting as well as stitching.

Sara, who lives in Baltimore, USA, talked to us about her inspiration and work – and her favourite taste of chocolate.

Read on, please:

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Interview with Mareike Engelke

Today as a guest in our virtual coffee party: Mareike Engelke, illustrator and communication designer from Duisburg, Germany – her drawings are now available in her ARTFLAKES-Shop.

Her drawings are crowded with tough guys and sailors as well as with dressed up shoppinggirls and bearded story tellers. In our little interview she told us where she draws her inspiration from and what kind of chocolate she likes best.

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Artwork pick of the week: Fawn

Well, this fawn is not in the mood to look cute today – and instead sticks out his tongue to the photographer. I guess there are nicer things than being chained up in a zoo and be on display the whole day?

We liked the picture simply titled “Fawn” so much that we have chosen it as artwork pick of the week. It was taken by Eugenia Korobenkova in a park in Thailand. At ARTFLAKES it is available as framed art print, poster, canvas print or GalleryPrint.

We present: Graham Caldwell

Mirror, mirror on the wall… mirrors and mirroring glasses Graham Caldwell has enough, I guess. With these he creates oversized sculptures who seem to be even larger due to their mirroring characteristics – and somehow look like they’re from outer space…

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Top 5 Vintage illustrators

You can find illustrators a dime a dozen – but some can be recognised easier due to their very special own “handwriting”.

This is the case especially with illustrators who have become famous for their childrens books and films. We haven chosen our Top 5 vintage illustrators for you:

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