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RED – posters and prints!

It’s happening! They are here! My colour word project is finally realizing. The first of the colour words is RED.

RED card and posters include the word red in various languages. Behind each card there is a QR code where you can take a peak to ‘language map’, to see in which language each red word is written. QR code is also provided with each poster separately. A small black and white printed ‘language map’ is printed with each order. Also in future you may access to the language file via this kuvituksia.com and via coloria.net sites – so everyone will get to see the ‘language map’, even those without a QR reader.

Please read more: http://www.kuvituksia.com/shops-and-orders/colour-word-prints

 

Send some monsterous horribleness to your friends

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New logo for Coloria

I re-designed the Coloria.net logo with this hand-drawn one, very opposite to the old, boring and flat one. Coloria.net is my website about colours (in Finnish only, sorry), and the remaking of the whole site is on its way. Also planning to utilize this logo to make some print stuff (totes, tees and also textured ones)… soon.

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More Cats!

They are sunny yellow, strong orange, beautiful pink, some white and black, and striped and all. And every cat in five gorgeous background colours. Something for the quiet, pastelly lovers and something else for the …eh… others.

Check out my Society6 page for prints, mobile & laptop skins, pillows, rugs… at society6.com/paivihintsanen All colour variations will be avaible in two weeks time!

Masquerade in Africa

It’s a monster! …No, it’s a cat with a strange mask and around some African inspired colours. (And there are three colour versions!)

Available also from Society6: prints, tees, laptop skins… Take a peek: society6.com/paivihintsanen/Masquerade-in-Africa

Downloadable PDF guide for Tarinakone

Anne Kalliomäki is the owner of Tarinakone company. She is an expert of finding the stories behind the ordinary company products. She has worked around this theme for many years and a few years back she published her first free downloadable pdf booklet of making stories around business products (I made the layout and illustrations also for that one). Now the second version of the booklet is around: “Ilmainen opas punaisen langan metsästäjille 2″ (“Free guide for the hunters of the red thread 2″) – only in Finnish, though. I have made the layout and some illustrations for the booklet, and also the promotion material.

If you can handle Finnish, you may read more – and download the free booklet.

Sparkling Coffee (Dark Roasted)

I just happen to have one spark-themed miniprint suitable for Illustration Friday topic!

Tote bags

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ps. BTW, look the site header for some great offers now and then, for example “FREE Worldwide Shipping and $5 Off Each Item”!

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Some abstract flower flow…

Made this design as a table cloth design for my friend – but look, now it’s pillow in four colour combinations!

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Joined Society6!

After planning to join to Society 6 for months (years?) I finally got myself time enough to make it happen. The first upload is Refresh pic that I made some time ago. Soon some other older stuff too will follow, like polka-dotted-winged cats and some small but kind monsters. Right now I’m designing whole new illustrations that I’ll get finished hopefully in the beginning of June – and which will then be available exclusively at Society6 site.

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Huh? What happens?

Send a wondering Valentine love monster to your friend :)

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Nostalgy continues

Mood Indigo. Limited edition pigment ink miniprint (8x8cm, ed.50).

Some additions to the series Vinyl & C-Cassette Nostalgy coming online soon.

Something warm to chilly weather

Knitter Happier. Limited edition pigment ink miniprint (8x8cm, ed.50).

Other works from series Knit-a-Lot coming online soon.

…Sure you didn’t…

We didn’t do it. Limited edition pigment ink miniprint (8x8cm, ed.50).

Some additions to the series Every Day Life coming online soon.

Slight Flu.

Slight Flu. Limited edition pigment ink miniprint (8x8cm, ed.50).

Other works from series Sick Day coming online soon.

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Colouring pictures

Unique colouring pics drawn to A4 sized Fabriano paper with pigment ink pen. Some pics I made during 2010-2013 are now on sale at the Jyväskylä Art Museum and at Höyry Gallery. Please, email me paivi.hintsanen(a)coloria.net if you are interested – I can check my archives to show you the theme pics you want or just draw a custom made ones for you!

Granny’s Legacy

The project is about the legacy my granny left for me: two beautiful granny’s square blankets, made with the most beautiful colours. I got the smaller blanket when I was a really little girl – that was almost forty years ago. The larger blanket – now my favourite item on very chilly winter evenings – I got from my mother after granny passed away, over twenty years ago. My granny loved using the colours and that is my dearest heritage of all, love for colours.

I have photographed each square one by one and made a palette of each square. From January 1, 2014 on, I’ll post them, one each day, until all the squares of the two blankets are here. Oddly enough, I haven’t counted them, so I actually don’t have any clue, how long this project will take.

Follow the project and view the beautiful squares & palettes at: grannyssquares.wordpress.com

 

 

Hienosäätö Pattern Design

I designed for Hienosäätö Ltd  a pattern based for their logo, with many colour and form choices. They use the pattern design for example as a card design for their season’s greetings.

Pattern design and project poster for Hienosäätö

Hienosäätö Ltd ordered a simple pattern design (several colour combinations) from which I made an A2-sized two-sided poster to be used in coaching and training sessions, with a “cover” on the other side and some writing space with assigments on another.

I’m a guest at the Jyväskylä Art Museum Shop during Nov 29 – Jan 12, 2014!

There are art prints and also illustration stuff (badges, colouring pictures, mini prints) and cards available.

The artist meeting (with a cup of tea) on Friday, November 29 at 4.30-5.30pm! Welcome!

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Colouring pics

Drawing sessions. Some new, unique colouring pics are in making and available at the Jyväskylä Art Museum Shop from Nov 29, 2013 on. (New pics coming soon.)

Ps. If you’re interested to get one, please email me (paivi.hintsanen(a)coloria.net) and tell me a theme you are interested on – I’ll check my archives and send you some suggestions.

When was the last time you sent your friend a pink monster?

If you haven’t done that for some time, now it’s the perfect time to change the situation for better.

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Poisonous Halloween!

Poison Pie. Limited edition pigment ink miniprint (8x8cm, ed.50).

Take any kind of ready made soft sugar cake layers, moisten it with Amaretto, make a mound with strawberries and lots of whipped cream and cover it with red icing mass (preferably pre-modelled into shape) and sprinkle some merinque bits around. Delicious and not poisonous at all. Just a bit unhealthy.

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KISS and other miniprints available again!

I am going to Tampere fair,
coffee, cats, princesses and Kiss,
Between the salt water and the sea sand,
Then he shall be a true pirate of mine.

(…WHA?)

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Tampereen Messu- ja Urheilukeskus 

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Logo for Mobiilitarina (‘Mobile story’)…

… and some extra stuff to go with that. Commission by Tarinakone ja Design Katja Palmu.

…Look, a relative!

ps. want to send this as an e-card? Go ahead :)

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Illustrations for Anne’s Master Thesis

ps. The same illustrations with some tuning are used in Anne’s book published in spring 2014!

ps2. In Fin: Samoja kuvituksia on käytetty muokattuina Annen keväällä 2014 ilmestyneessä kirjassa “Tarinallistaminen – Palvelukokemuksen punainen lanka”. Lue lisää

Important Trip.

A print from my series Separate Illustrations for Non-Existing Newspapers,  guidebooks and Documents (2011).

Edition of 30; 8×8 cm (+ margin). Printed on: Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth paper. Price (incl. VAT) á 35€ (+ postage).

View the whole print series at my “more serious website” at http://www.paivihintsanen.fi/separate-illustrations

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Illustration process going on…

A2 sized illustration in process, with pigment ink pens on acid free cotton paper.  Still some work to do… It has taken me over three months to colour the image (a few hours a day). So, not a very fast process, but a very therapeutical one :)

Info poster for Tarinakone

I made this info poster as a short visual resume of Anne Kalliomäki from Tarinakone. Earlier I have designed also Tarinakone logo, illustrated Tarinakone sheep (with various versions) and designed some brochures. And more to come…

Remember your Ffffriend on Valentine’s Day

Have a monsterous Valentine’s Day LIFE and give one for your friends too! Ffffriend (What? We *all* love Flowers, don’t we?) ecard is available in five fashionable spring colours. Just pick one and send it to your friend. And then pick another and send it to another friend!

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Love Coffee?

Monsterium ‘Café-Bistro Miniprint’ offers one Ridiculously Large Latte (limited edition pigment ink miniprint, 8x8cm, ed.50). The print will be given away to a random Monsterium was given to FB page member Niina, on the International Restaurant Day on February 17, 2013!

More prints will be given away maybe someday soon and a badge every month. …So, if you haven’t already, now it is a good time to go and like Monsterium FB-page at: www.facebook.com/monsterium

More information of a restaurant day at www.restaurantday.org

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Little Monster Girlie

You can find her in some unique badges (with basic green – red – blue – yellow colouring) and hopefully soon also in t-shirts via zazzle…

Check out other stuff available already in Zazzle… www.zazzle.com/kuvituksia

Monsterious business cards

Decided to order myself new business cards, since the old ones are… hmmm… already old. Also, I love the small size and shape of Moo Minicards, so I just hit the order button today. Let’s wait a few weeks to see the result :)

Anyway, I used the characters from the unique badges, so some of you may have already seen the Little Monster Girlie and Eary Monster somewhere. Totally new character are also under process…

(If you choose to try Moo, please use this: http://www.moo.com/share/tqnhns and you’ll get 10% discount off your first order!)

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Logo for Hienosäätö

I designed logo and website for Hienosäätö Coaching – a marketing designing and coaching company.

Website can be found at: www.hienosaato.fi

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Missed #twitterartexhibit…

Oops. I signed to take part to #twitterartexhibit charity exhibition which premiered in Los Angeles tonight. I got my five postcards from Hahnemühle and started drawing some pictures well before christmas – but then I got ill and had to let go of the project – I just ran out of time. Not nice – but if this happens again, I will take part, early enough.

Check out #twitterartexhibit FB page for up to date information: https://www.facebook.com/twitterartexhibit

Some music for the new year 2013!

Unique C-cassette and vinyl badges were a huge success during December. There are only a few badges left but a new set is in process and will be available (hopefully) during February. As there has been a lot of requests to buy these online, I will try to find out if there is an easy way to present these unique badges and sell them also online…

Keep on following the Monsterium FB-page for more info: facebook.com/monsterium

Illustration Friday – Snow

Originally a sketch for one winter fest poster (which was very different originally).

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Order your Xmas cards ’13 early enough…

During last three weeks I’ve got several Christmas card design orders – to which all I had to say no. :( I would be glad to design your cards but in this time table it’s just not possible. Designing a card takes some time + then printing and delivering it – if I post my cards across the big water now, you’ll propably end up getting them next year – unless using those really, really expensive transfer companies.

So, to get your card designs for next Christmas, make your order early enough – the earlier you can place your order, the better. Yes, if you want to order your next year’s Christmas card design in January – or even now – you are welcome!

To order printed cards for Christmas 2013:
In Europe: deadline for orders is October 15, 2013
In the rest of the world: deadline for orders August 15, 2013

To order digital card designs (to be printed by client) for Christmas 2013:
In anywhere: deadline for orders is November 15, 2013
(Please, check the printing info from your printing company early enough, they might have different deadlines!)

ps. If you’d like to have a personalized Easter card, the deadline to order would be right after the season’s festitivies are over…

Cold outside?

My advice: Take a good book, cover yourself with thick, woollen planket, and have some Creamy Goodiness with Red Nonpareil. Limited edition pigment ink miniprint (8x8cm, ed.50).

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It’s December!

Want to have this Blue Reindeer – limited edition pigment ink miniprint (8x8cm, ed.50)?

Like Monsterium FB-page and you just may get it! One print is given away to a random member of Monsterium FB-page on December 8, 2012.

You can’t have THIS Blue Reindeer miniprint, because Eveliina won it (just by liking Monsterium FB-page). (If you want another one just like this, you can still buy them for 15€ +postage – send your requests by email.)

But it’s not too late to like us! Each month also one badge is given to a random Monsterium FB-page member… Small things – but oh, so good!

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Merry Cupcakes

…And BTW – Monsterium – Behind the Scenes in Pinterest (pinterest.com/kuvituksia/monsterium-behind-the-scenes/) shows stuff …behind the scenes :) Some inspiration and sketches & just playing around with images.

Christmas-Forest Cards

Christmas card commission for a client. The folded cards (20x25cm) are printed on 350g/m matte card paper. In between the folded card a separately printed greetings are placed: there are five different greetings printed on golden paper for different clients (in three languages, with different kind of Christmas, season or holiday greetings).

Café-Bistro Miniprint is open

New set of miniprints (edition of 50) available! For the maincourse I recommend some soups with and without sharks, and we have some beautiful (and one poisonous) desserts and a good selection of coffees.

View ‘Café-Bistro Miniprint’ page to see all the prints in this series!

Monsterium Pop-Up V

Badges, miniprints and all fun and very sad stuff on sale on Saturday at Ilokivi, Jyväskylä! (Possibly also some very cardboardy soup and cafe & chocolade drinks available – depends on how nice the printer will behave in following days.)

Lingonberry Pie II

Limited edition pigment ink print (18x27cm, ed.50). (There are blueberry pies too…)  View the whole Merry Berries series.

Put Some Cream in My Coffee

This is one of the food & drink themed series of limited edition pigment ink miniprints (8x8cm, ed.50), available from the mid-October 2012 on! More pictures coming online at the beginning of October. at the end of November.

View some other available miniprints.

Illustration Friday – Lonely

The Illustration Friday theme Lonely was a very generative one… First I made a few sketches of people alone in crowds, since I didn’t want to go with an obvious choice someone alone, no one else around. But finally that is exactly what I ended up with, someone alone, no one else around, in my illustration Autumn Day in the Park.

Polka-dotted winged cats

…available red, aquamarine and light brown (beigeish), by night and by day, on posters and phone cases at least via Zazzle. Some posters and cases customizable – view options of red polka-dot winged cat

More backgroundless product options will be soon available.

Happy Bunny – Stunned Fish mugs available

Now you can drink from Happy Bunny – Stunned Fish mugs. And also in the other side of the world! There are five different coffee mug choices available with different colour combos with black one-colour print and pink cartoon print. Choose classic white, ringer, two-tone or morphing mug with second colour option, or frosted glass mug – I recommend pink on pink and black on black, but it’s really your choice. All but morphing mug are dishwasher and microwave safe. Each mug features happy bunny on the other and a stunned fish on another side of the mug, which ever way you’ll view it.

Available in http://www.zazzle.co.uk/kuvituksia and sister stores.

 

Monsterium/Kuvituksia is in Facebook!

Finally in Facebook! Like us! Spread the word! Each month one randomly chosen member will receive Monsterium badge… AND in addition to that one signed and numbered Monsterium miniprint is given away to a random follower time to time.

Let’s first try to overcome over 25 likers so we can get a shorter url instead this horrible chain of characters: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Monsterium-Kuvituksia/321428061280333

 

YES! we have now verrrry much shorter url:  www.facebook.com/monsterium

Happy Bunny – Stunned Fish Poster

Poster design which can be hanged in two ways – other image showing bubbly joy and other fishy astonishment :) Poster with various colour versions with or without text available via Zazzle at my new shop http://www.zazzle.co.uk/kuvituksia
More stuff from mugs to umbrellas soon available.

 

And yet another Monsterium pop up…

this time at the walking district of Jyväskylä city, as part of the “Summer Bazaar” event organized by Jyväskylä Art Museum and Taide- ja kehyskeskus Oy as part of Jyväskylä Festival.  View FB-event

Monsterium Pop Up III

Badges, cards, unique colouring pictures to be sold at the third Monsterium pop up in Korpilahti Palvipäivät event!

Illustration Friday – Refresh

Saw the theme – got the idea. I’ve planned for a long time for poster series with some 50s feeling in them – candy colours and über sweetness – this is the first one. Other two with quite similar theme are on their way, soon, I hope.

Monsterium Pop-Up shop!

The first ever Monsterium Pop Up Shop is here! The first time the shop is open in a small Korpilahti village of Jyväskylä, in Höyry-galleria (gallery and Emalipuu shop) yard! There are badges, postcards, prints and unique colouring pictures available! In future these Monsterium shops will pop up in another places too – maybe also abroad some day…

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I will update my Etsy account before the… well, sometimes soon. Until then, please email me / paivi.hintsanen(at)coloria.net – One of these small 8x8cm prints costs 15€ (about 20$/£12) + postage. Full catalogue of all 30 prints will be available soon is now online:  view the whole miniprint series.

It rains

I had some fun while preparing to Kuvitelma art sales on Sun Apr 22, 2012. Finished illustration series of  30 small prints, printed on Hahnemühle Photorag Satin, numbered (ed. 50 each) and signed. View the whole miniprint series.

Lingonberries

Where there are blueberries, there have to be lingonberries! Found also the paper for this: Hahnemühle Photorag Satin – which gives the prints a bit shiny lustre, but not too much. Limited edition print (ed.50, 18x27cm) available. And yes – there are two pies too…  View the whole Merry Berries series.

Blueberries

Limited edition print (ed.50, 18x27cm) based on the drawing I did about twenty years ago in video school! Found it, scanned it and did a lot of work – and also made a pie out of it :) (Two same sized blueberry pie prints also available).  View the whole Merry Berries series.

Gray, dark and rainy…

For people who like their melancholy. The spring may be coming and summer soon after that with its shiny sun, but I haven’t forgotten you. These ones are from last year, but I have some new, very sad and gray badge and t-shirt designs coming up!

Flowery textile print

The first sketch for a textile print I’ve been planning to realize. The project is now under work – I will clean the image a bit and then it will be printed on a couple of cushions.

Blue reindeer

Only animal print of the series this spring – most of them being sad creatures and pirates right now.

Unique badges

…did I mention, that the badges I’ve designed after November 2011 are all unique. The are some colour variations, but that’s it. Not two alike.

 

Badges at the Craft Museum of Finland

The Craft Museum of Finland in Jyväskylä just opened it’s new pop-up store – my badges were one article selected to be sold there during this spring.

Sweet Waste Colours

Logo for our dyeing project in which we dye using waste/trash/rubbish – like peels of fruits and used tea bags. Read the blog from suloisiavareja.wordpress.com

Pirate Captain is here!

Preparing set of about 30 small (8x8cm) prints which will be available before summer. Limited edition prints (ed.50) are signed and numbered – but I haven’t found suitable paper yet. (I have, I have! View the whole miniprint series.)

Sad balloonist

…one of the new badge images I made this year.

Sheep for Tarinakone

My original logo design for Tarinakone presented a sheep whose “wool” was made of red balls… I got a new commission to make more variations of the sheep – so I made several new versions. One of them was this flower-sheep (also available with red and yellow flowers), and in addition also a star sheep, a couple of christmas sheeps, a summer sheep and even a naked one!

Illustration Friday – Silent

No more songs. Testing illustrator & combining water colour textures. Not very original though – I know.

Everything’s about cats!

There are only some of these cat badges available (remember, only 3 badges made of each colour/design). If you’d like to have some, email me at paivi.hintsanen (at) coloria.net and I’ll send you a catalogue of what’s available.

Some christmas cards…

These christmas cards I made last year, were a total hit! I have still a couple of dozens of them left and I will sell them in some local christmas sales. But if you are interested purchasing some, please email me. I’ll send you a picture list of available cards and their prices with shipping costs to your whereabouts (if you just tell me where to send cards).

Some cuties to carry around

They come in many colours – pink, brown and greenish – but there are only three badges of each colour/design made. By hand.

And still one more beauties… pigment ink drawing

Still one more of the ten pigment ink drawings that are given away as present in Habitare – which will start today in Helsinki! Please, visit Plankko’s booth at Hall 5 a 14!

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One of the ten pigment ink drawings that will be given away in Habitare…

Flower, Again – pigment ink drawing for aquarelle paper

I have those two things I seem  to repeat time after time in my drawings: messy ribbons and strings and these odd looking flowers. I don’t know what they are or what they are meant to be – I just like to draw them. Before colouring this image I just had to scan it; I propably will make several variations of it with Illustrator and Photoshop…

Ribbons, pigment ink drawing for aquarelle paper

Recently I found these old sketches for aquarelle paper. My original idea was to colour them with water colours, which I decided to now fulfill. But not this one – I sort of like it as it is.

Sketches for Plankko/Habitare

I’m taking part to Habitare 2011 in September with Plankko. We all make some small artworks to giveaway with some of our VIP clients. This is a very small (10×10 cm) archival pigment ink drawing to high-quality, heavyweight, acid and ligning free cellulose paper. I’ve made 10 of the same series, with ink drawing only, and then some more with also some water colour added.

Those evil badges

My monster designs are mostly about monsters who do their everything to be scary – but usually they are not. At all. In fact, they are quite easy to carry around.

Cat pirate

Original drawing for one of the Monsterium series postcards. I sell these original, hand drawn and signed pictures (drawn with water resistant pigment ink) as colouring pictures. There is a empty line at the lower right corner, next to my signature, to whoever will colour this one.

Little Witch That Knits

My contribution to the Sketchbook Project 2011, still in process in this picture. The little sketchbook toured around US this summer, with nearly 10 000 other books, but is still waiting to be scanned.

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In my Finnish colour site Coloria I have a questionnaire about how colours and numbers correlate. A few years back I illustrated an example based on an excel pie diagram of the Coloria data.

Flowery Flow.

A vector illustration for a printed square tablecloth for my friend.

Leaves, petals or something like that

Pigment ink drawing for aquarelle paper. I found this perfect, rough Cartiera Magnani Toscana Aquarello paper – which I found out to be actually quite good drawing paper, which most rough aquarelle papers are not… I decided to draw outlines with archival pigment ink and then colour the images with water colours. The colouring just was forgotten…

Bottle II

Haven’t found yet suitable paper for these more illustrative prints.  (I have, I have!   View the Bottles series.) I want something with a dim lustre, but not too glossy. These prints are limited edition, and also I would like them to differ clearly from my fine art prints also by using different materials (view: www.paivihintsanen.fi)

Bottle I

Finished an old illustration project for limited edition (ed. 50) prints. View the Bottles series.

Logo for Tarinakone

Logo for Anne Kalliomäki’s company Tarinakone (“Story machine”).

Posters for Live Herring

I have made several posters, brochures and stuff for Live Herring from 2005 onwards. Here are some.

Animated Movement

Animoitu liike – Animated movement was a live-animation based workshop by Matti Niinimäki and myself; we executed it as a Live Herring open workshop in September 2009.  People could draw their own character and then we attached it to the readymade backgrounds – and as they danced to the music they had chosen, the character they draw moved in the whitescreen.

Besides the concept of the project, I also designed the background images for the project (which were also animated) and the posters and flyers.

Flying Herring – poster for exhibition

Printed A2 sized on matte off-white paper for exhibition purposes for Live Herring. Only 3 copies printed.