Stina Persson

May 21, 2007 at 6:40 am (Art)

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Stina Persson has lived, studied and worked in Tokyo, New York, Florence and Lund, Sweden, where she was born. She says her illustration style is basically about “finding the right balance between the edgy and the elegant the raw and the beautiful.” To achieve this, she uses ink, watercolor and gouache, as well as Mexican cut paper (used at ceremonies and festivals). Recent projects include the poster for the musical Billy Elliott, the cover for the magazine Flaunt and a summer campaign for Absolut. She is featured in Laird Borelli’s new book “Fashion Illustration Next”, Pao & Paw’s “Clin D’Oiel” as well as the Italian book “Fashionize” by Delicatessen. Stina now lives and works in Stockholm with her journalist husband and son Astor. Stina’s work has appeared in many publications, including Elle (UK, Swe, Greece, Brazil) , Flaunt, Marie Claire (US, UK, Spain), Nylon, Jane , AMICA (Ger), übersee (Ger), CosmoGirl, Io Donna, Travel & Leisure, Gourmet (Swe), Self , Madame (Ger). Among Stina’s corporate clients are Absolut Vodka, Godiva Chocolatier, Atlantic Records, Macy’s Department Store, Bloomingdale’s, UNIQLO, American Eagle Outfitters, The Creative Partnership, Volvo Japan, Franco Sarto Shoes, 2K T-shirts, Björn Borg Clothing, DKNY, Ballentine’s Mumm Lillet brand of liquor, Goldwell Styling products, and the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation.

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MTV HATS

May 13, 2007 at 10:05 am (Art)

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I’ve always admired MTV’s fun logo graphics and couldn’t believe that there is an actual chance of drawing one by anyone! This project is called MTV Hats (Header Art Treatments). Since MTV’s inception in 1981 the brand’s been the subject of countless artist interpretations by some of the world’s most beautifully warped minds. To begin, download the Photoshop template. It’s set up with actual dimensions, guidelines and a few samples of art in rotation on the site. Once your masterpiece is complete you’ll need to email a high quality JPEG of your artwork. They’ll be scouring through submissions for the fresh, the fun and most importantly, the FREAK!!! Very encouraging and so much fun!!

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Tomer Hanuka

May 6, 2007 at 7:43 am (Art)

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From Mother Jones Magazine: “They cheered the U.S. invasion; they offered to help, signed on as translators, risked everything they had to work for the United States. But when they had to run for their lives, America slammed the door.”. Tomer Hanuka had illustrated the Iraqi crisis perfectly!

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Waffler

May 6, 2007 at 7:10 am (Food)

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As a swiss miss said, “If I had this on my breakfast plate I’d probably start blogging on this Keyboard Waffle Iron” hehehehe.. Fantastic waffler by Chris Dimino. God look how huge the waffle can be :+)

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