Monday, September 27, 2010

Almost beach time!

The weather has turned and i'm pretty confident I can pack away my winter leggings! I'm really looking forward to summer and having friends over for dinner parties and cult movie nights.

We finished the paper props we were working on last week. Hopefully the TVC will go live soon so we can show you what we've been up to. It was a really fun project and to top it off we got to work with Benja Harney of Paperform. We had blogged about his work after seeing the Pop Up Alphabet Co Op show at Object Gallery so we were really excited to work with him. We hope we weren't too fangirl!

Oh and we probably should have posted about this before it happened but the UTS: Sydney International Animation Festival ran over the weekend and the embroidered Architecture in Helsinki video screened as part onedotzero's Craftwork program. We also entered a short animation into the MAKE IT competition run by the CIIC.

And the last bit of news is that Co and I have been shortlisted for SOYA in the Visual Communications category. We're keeping our fingers crossed that we'll make it to the finals as we are huge fans of Deanne Cheuk who will be the mentor. Her mix of art direction, typography and illustration has been a huge influence for us, so to be able to meet and get some much needed advice would be awesome.

Phew that was a long post...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Did we mention we like paper?

Co and I have been busy working on a couple of exciting projects for the last week. One is a stop motion TVC that we're helping make paper props and illustrations for. We're almost done and are definitely looking forward to the weekend and Jingle Jangle and celebrating Realise your Dream!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Realise Your Dream

It's been pretty crazy for Ca and I lately which is why we're a day late with this week's post. First off we got the news that one of our illustrations has been included in the year's Curvy book. Which is being guest curated by Fafi and Colette Paris founder Sarah Lerfel and art directed by Deanne Cheuk. We're pretty chuffed!
In another bit of awesome news we received the British Council's Realise Your Dream award last week. So Ca and I are going to be making our way to the UK next year!! Exciting stuff!

Also it looks like we're going to be non-stop for the next month or so as we've also confirmed we're going to be taking part in the annual Art By Design group show at the Kinokuniya galleries. At the moment we're planning on creating more embroidered pieces as well as exhibiting some of our recent black and white illustrations.

Monday, September 06, 2010

You Gotta Keep Cheering III

Co has just finished her latest and (I think) final version of You Gotta Keep Cheering. She's tried out pen, then paper cut out, for this one she's used needle and thread.

Here's a detail of it, the full version can be seen on our site.

Over the weekend we visited the The Pop Up Alphabet Co Op exhibition at the Object Gallery, curated by Sarah King. With typographic works from artists and designers like Benja Harney and AFOM it's the sort of show Maricor and I would love to be part of.. maybe one day! One of my favourites was Sarah Maxey's poster and card designs.