Monday, 13 November 2017

Anna Pini

A wonderful lyrical line and offset colour by Italian illustrator Anna Pini.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Alessandro Sasso

A joy of a red riding hood by Alessandro Sasso who is currently studying at the Iuav University of Venice.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Amy Qing Huang

Amy Qing Huang's vision of Little Red Cap is quite frightening with its sightless eyes.
However I loved the quality of the rendering and the vision of Little Red as almost a fungi like form.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Manuela Marazzi

Italian illustrator and graphic designer Manuela Marazzi's simplified folk style Red Riding Hood.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Amir Steinberg

Amir Steinberg is a visual communications student from Germany, his visualisation of Red Riding Hood 'Ladle Rat Rotten Hut' which is a version of "Little Red Riding Hood" re-written with similar-sounding words substituting for the original folk tale, as part of an ersatz language called Anguish Languish.

The collages are based on the odd words used for the characters' names and descriptions (for example, "groin murder" instead of "grandmother" which meant the inclusion of wonderfully surreal elements like bottles of ketchup, butter and floppy discs.
The book was printed using Cyanotype and Linocut in a palette of red and blue.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Potato Eyes

I have been leading a program of printmaking lessons using materials that are cheap and readily available for over a year now. I never quite know who is going to turn up and try to make it as accessible and fun as possible. Last week was the first week of a new term and I had started with potatoes I use lino cutters and craft knives to score and cut the flesh, and especially when overlapping them in different colours the results can be very sophisticated despite the primitiveness of the medium. 

Today I have time to play for the first time in months and I returned to the ongoing challenge of 'Little Red', my muse for fun and experimentation.