jacket + bookmark

Interesting and amazing idea to use book jackets and bookmarks together, by Igor Udushlivy.

I love how the jackets and bookmarks work, as a book lover and a bookmark collector.

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Imaginism Studios

I love the characters from Imaginism Studios, which my friend Pınar told me about. (Check Pınar’s blog about asian dramas, by the way – the blog is in Turkish.)

“Imaginism Studios is made up of independent artists specializing in publishing, television, and movie pre-production. We produce some of the most fun and upbeat designs, concepts, and illustrations around.”

Folk Art Plushies by cartbeforethehorse

cartbeforethehorse is a group of two impressive artists that make “folk art”.

“We are a mom-and-dad business, a two-person company of artists. We make the kind of art we like, then we open our doors to you. All of our creations are made one at a time. We make them with our own hands, since these are the only hands we have. We call ourselves Cart Before The Horse because we’re always getting ahead of ourselves.” say the artists.

Their art is quite impressive, their online shop in etsy tells about how they make these creations, for example, the description for Alice and the Cheshire Cat is:

“Alice and Cheshire Cat is an original, hand-crafted work of art by Dylan and Jo–signed, dated, and numbered by the artists. Like each of our creations, it is entirely hand painted.

Alice is made of quilter’s muslin that has been
painted and sanded, then painted and sanded
again, giving the fabric a rich patina that
feels like old leather. Her arms and legs are jointed,
allowing her to be posed. She has our signature wooden bottom, giving her a nice flat surface to sit on.
She can also be posed in a standing position
by placing her on her wooden stand.
Her Cheshire Cat pull-toy is made of hand painted wood.

Not intended for children.”

The prices of their completed plushies range from $90 to $220. Their shop is here.

Jerrod Maruyama

When I saw the cutest Woody and Buzz illustration in fresh characters, I just had to find out about more illustrations by the same person. Jerrod Maruyama has a range of very cute illustrations and Disney fanart as well.

The Art of Tim Burton

I really do want “The Art of Tim Burton” (and the deluxe edition which has his signature, too) but I guess I will resume dreaming of it, because I haven’t got money :D

The deluxe edition’s description:

“For the first time ever a comprehensive look at the personal and project artwork of Tim Burton.

Hardcover with cloth slipcase.

Hand signed inside cover.

Includes numbered and individually signed lithograph – ready for framing, not folded.

Over 1000 illustrations and 430 pages plus foldouts.”

And the description of the book is:

“The Art of Tim Burton is the definitive compilation of forty years of Tim Burton’s artistry, including film concepts and hundreds of illustrations from his personal archives, edited under the creative guidance of Burton himself. This comprehensive 434 page book is grouped into thirteen chapters that examine common themes in Burton’s work, from his fascination with clowns to his passion for misunderstood monsters, to his delight in the oddities of people. Many of Burton’s friends and collaborators offer their thoughts, insights and anecdotes about Tim Burton’s style and artistic approach to life.

Artwork from the following films and projects are included in this book: Alice in Wonderland (2010), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride (both 2005), Big Fish (2003), Planet of the Apes (2001), Sleepy Hollow, (1999), Mars Attacks! (1996), Ed Wood (1994), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Batman Returns (1992), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Family Dog (1987), Batman (1989), Beetlejuice (1988), Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985), Frankenweenie (1984), Vincent (1982), and Hansel & Gretel (1982). The book also contains additional drawings from his illustrated book of poetry The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories (1997), and from The World of Stainboy web shorts (2000).

Text By: Leah Gallo, Design by: Holly Kempf, Edited by: Derek Frey, Leah Gallo & Holly Kempf

*PLUS*

Personal text contributions by friends and fellow creatives including:

Allison Abbate, Colleen Atwood, John August, Rick Baker, Helena Bonham Carter, Felicity Dahl, Johnny Depp, Danny Devito, Danny Elfman, Carlos Grangel, Ray Harryhausen, Martin Landau, Rick Heinrichs, Christopher Lee, Lindsay Macgowan, Shane Mahan, Ian Mackinnon, Alex Mcdowell, Victoria Price, Ken Ralston, Paul Reubens, Deep Roy, Winona Ryder, and Richard Zanuck.”

You can click the picture above to go to Steeles Publishing to purchase the book.

 

What about the style? – The Second-hand / Handmade Clothing & Accessory Shop Idea, Bitpazarı

Here are some images that I think will be helpful of the VA 301 class to define the style of Bitpazarı, the second-hand/ handmade clothing and accessory shop.

BLOKE Clothing provides hard to find and exclusive brand name evening casual wear for men in Calgary. I liked the slogan and the placement here.

BLOKE Clothing provides hard to find and exclusive brand name evening casual wear for men in Calgary. I liked the slogan and the placement here.

The Attic wholesales used and vintage clothing to companies and individuals all over the world.

The Attic wholesales used and vintage clothing to companies and individuals all over the world.

Another image from Attic Vintage. The barrels look quite interesting, and this setting might attract the younger population.

Another image from "Attic Vintage". The barrels look quite interesting, and this setting might attract the younger population.

Again, an image from Attic Vintage, but this time we see a wall of clothes. Quite original.

Again, an image from Attic Vintage, but this time we see a wall of clothes. Quite original.

More photos from Attic Vintage, which is very close to the image of Bitpazarı in my head:

the ATTIC Vintage Clothing Store is designed in a distinctive retro look and feel. Its like stepping into a time machine. 1965, here we come!

"the ATTIC Vintage Clothing Store is designed in a distinctive retro look and feel. Its like stepping into a time machine. 1965, here we come!"

Another vintage clothing store, peanutbreath, has a wide selection of vintage clothing too. I think this one is not bad, although the Attic has much more options. I like the clothing racks of peanutbreath though.

I really also liked retrostar, which is in Australia, just look at the store. Love the changing rooms.

retrostar

There is also a Right to the Moon Alice Vintage Clothing, who claims to have worked with several movies including "Mona Lisa Smile", "The Kite Runner" and "All Good Things". That's quite impressive, and their 20,000 square foot warehouse is too.

So I guess these kinds of places have rows and rows of clothing in a large location where people have to thumb through for a long time to find something just for them. But this might be more attracting since most of the clothes are one of a kind.

Alice in Wonderland

I really wonder how Tim Burton adapted one of my all-time favorite books by Lewis Caroll (whose actual name is Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) I think he merged both “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” and gave a more larger role to the Mad Hatter character, by representing Alice as 10 years after her first visit and adapting the story to a much more different version of Wonderland as we know it. Disney‘s old cartoon version of Alice in Wonderland is of a level that I still consider magnificent, but I think the upcoming movie, again by Disney will be more amazing than ever. The movie will also be available in some theatres in 3D, so I am very excited about it.

The movie will be released on the 3rd of March, 2010, so there is still six months.

Here’s the trailer for the movie: