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Pen Pencil Stencil

Posted in Character Design by The Department of Illustration on December 17, 2010

http://www.penpencilstencil.com/item.html

Pen Pencil Stencil is the studio and workspace of designer Mark Giglio.

Love these handturned, handpainted pieces from scrap wood. Especially loving the wooden forest.

Pictoplasma- call for entries

Posted in Character Design by The Department of Illustration on December 17, 2010

http://www.pictoplasma.de/newsletter/10_12b/

“Early April the Pictoplasma Festival 2011 in Berlin stages the world’s leading and largest celebration of contemporary character design and art, with a dense program of inspiring artist presentations, conference lectures, animation festival, workshops, installations, character walk exhibitions, performances, VJ battles and all-night parties!
First confirmed speakers, exhibiting artists and presenting participants include McBess (FR), Keita Takahashi (JP), Nick Cave (USA), Ville Saavima (FN), Rilla Alexander (AUS/DE), Ryan Quincy (USA), SFA (DE), Ben & Julia (CH/FR), Amandine Urruty (FR), Jeremyville (AUS), Roman Klonek (DE) and many, many more…”

Call for Entries: Animation Screenings

Call for Entries: Pictoplasma Residency

deadline 15th Jan 2011


Gary Taxali

Posted in Character Design by The Department of Illustration on November 24, 2010

new life to the old vinyl toy format- some traditional wooden toys by Gary Taxali.  Article about them here

Toy making classes at Parson’s New York

Posted in 3d, Character Design, Children's, Handmade by The Department of Illustration on December 17, 2009

course blog here

felt mistress in CR!

Posted in 3d, Character Design, Collaborations by The Department of Illustration on December 8, 2009

Shaun Tan

Posted in Character Design, Comics by The Department of Illustration on November 22, 2009

This is lovely, ‘Tales from Outer Suburbia’, echoes of Edward Gorey’s work and uncanny themes, but a really beautiful ending.  link

thanks to Bridget for sharing it.

Hannah Waldron

Posted in Character Design, Children's, Handmade by The Department of Illustration on October 18, 2009

3todayowl“Today I am a Polar bear’ is a limited edition run of 225 books(. 1st edition: 25 books, 2nd edition: 50 books, 3rd edition: 150 books ) featuring 7 different illustrated animal masks to make and disguise yourself as.
Each book is entirely handmade and features a screen printed cover and hidden poster and another screen print within the centre page, as well as a unique handmade finger puppet.
The book can be taken apart easily to make the animal masks and to display the prints, or… kept as a book, the choice is yours.
Another decision you will have to make is…
…which animal will you be today?!”

Available in my shop or in Magma Bookshop

Anatomy of Japanese Monsters

Posted in Character Design, Visual Language by The Department of Illustration on October 16, 2009

link from chris

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Little White Lies

Posted in Character Design, Children's, Events by The Department of Illustration on October 14, 2009

Where the Wild things are cover link

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Amanda Fatherazi

Posted in Character Design, Handmade by The Department of Illustration on October 6, 2009

just wow

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