Posts Tagged ‘Pen and ink’

Bindi Booth

Published May 13, 2010 by Molly

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Bindi Booth’s illustrations, prints, posters and textile designs have a palette of cherry-blossom pink, egg-cream white and French vanilla-yellow. They’re good enough to eat, in other words (though probably non-edible) and maintain a lusciously soft mood while still packing a punch on the printed page.

Booth also produces lovely hand-made and limited-edition folio books, which might be our new favorite collectibles. Check out the whole roster of projects here, and keep your eyes peeled for illustrations in places like Bust magazine.

Justin Valdes

Published December 17, 2009 by Molly

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Impressive-looking art is often unimpeachable. Think of that massive topiary puppy by Jeff Koons or certain sculptures by Tom Friedman or anything by Dan Flavin: these things are beautiful and imposing and they do not look as though any human had ever touched them.

On the other end of the scale lies impressive-looking art that is somehow imminently approachable. Justin Valdes fits into this category, or maybe even exemplifies it. His drawings are intricate and calculated while offering the deception, at first glance, that anyone with a set of pencils and ink might eventually produce something so good. No one could, of course, but that’s part of the pleasure of taking in his work. He makes it look so easy.