30 novembre 2011

Handbook of Fantastic Zoology

Venezia: Where the Wild Things Are. In the shady background, beyond the dust of tourists viavai (to-ing and fro-ing). Not the cutest beasts, just a few ones met along the way from our place, Castello, to st. Mark square, going through the Arsenal.

28 novembre 2011

Fludd Interview / Focus On #1/ It's Raining Elephants

Girls just wanna have fun and give life to vivid works. We stumbled across these brilliant duo in the wide world of the web, since then we are quite elephant addicted. Signore e signori meet It's Raining Elephants alias Nina Wehrle + Evelyne Laube, Berlin based, from where the milk-chocolate, red-cross, esoteric-bank and great-graphic things are.   +) In addition, a little Focus On a particular project - this time we choose the sophisticated illustrations they made for The Grosse Flut / The Great Flood. The book speak by itself, but we have to say that it gained a Special Mention at Ilustrarte (Portugal) and it's a finalist of the 4th Picture book awards (Korea). Well done! 

0: Who are you?
N: Nina Wehrle, 27, illustrator, swiss accent, dracula tooth, elephant & mouse.
E: My name is Evelyne Laube. I work with Nina Wehrle together under the name "It's Raining Elephants" as an illustrator. I am interested in drawing as a permanent process of observing and interviewing. I work with the material that I have and that I am. I love to work with my hands and to play around and to see what comes out of it. With Nina work is very fun. Sometimes we work very systematically and sometimes we break all rules.

1: Five words to describe your childhood... ?

16 novembre 2011

G. draws / 3. Nasty Beasts

3rd part) G. is for Giovanni. He drawn, he draws. We are periodically showcasing some works of him as 6 and 7 years-old whimsical guy.

14 novembre 2011

Fludd Interviews / 18. Andrea Mongia

A) nome / name: Andrea Mongia
B) nazionalità / where are you from?: Italia / Italy
C) età / how old are you?: 22
D) area d'azione (disegno, pittura, fotografia, animazione, ...) / your sphere of interests: Illustrazione, disegno, pittura, incisione / Illustration, drawing, painting, engraving.

07 novembre 2011

The Magic Pyramid / Wunderkammer / 7+8+9+10 /

* * * The Wunderkammer Series * * *

Materia Prima n.7+8+9+10: Nigredo (Blackness), Albedo (Whiteness), Citrinitas (Yellowness) and Rubedo (Redness) - made by 4 sophisticated manufactures, inspired by the 4 stages of Matter in perpetual transformation. Changing moods, for every type, season, cardinal point. Don't forget to take the TEST.

The Magic Pyramid / Primary Series / 4+5+6 /

Our solid & basic Materia Prima. Models number 4 and 5 and 6 - respectively Y (as Yellow - rich mustard), M (as Magenta - intense rust) and C (as Cyan - deep ultramarine). The triadic primary colour scheme - the pure impact of the colours, the shades of the light. Deviant Bauhaus. It is what it is.

NEW ! Introducing the Magic Pyramid / 1+2+3

Ta-dan !  Et voilà, finally, our new Materia Prima Collection FW 2011 - Cose Naturali e Segrete. Our wooden crystal a.k.a. the Philosopher's Stone evolves in 10 new and improved models and unstable stages of Matter that made the Magic Pyramid (1+2+3+4). Quirky alchemy + lot of fun !
* * * 
1. AETHER - Sidereal pale yellow (glow in the dark !)
2. MERCURIUS & 3. SULPHUR - Bubblegum pink with grey-blue veins, or vice versa 

04 novembre 2011

-3 / Cosmogony

New Materia Prima Collection FW 2011 - Very Limited Edition / Preview & Backstage.
* * * Almost here ! * Available from 7th November * * *

" Heaven, heaven's bodies / Whirl around me make me wonder / They say back then our universe was a coal black egg  / Until the god inside burst out and from its shattered shell /