"Cristina and Cyla painted a wall in Bushwick, Brooklyn, as a tribute to the great poet Paulo Leminski who would be 70 years old in August 2014. We are very grateful to our new friend Nev (No Entry Design), for all the support and contact with Livestream Public who gave us the opportunity to paint this mural at the corner of Morgan Ave & Stagg St."
Criatipos emerged alongside the professional career of designers Cris, Cyla, Doo and Jack as a means to escape from the digital realm and to bring back handmade processes, blending work and fun to communicate in a unique approach.
for those of you who are interested in the meaning behind this piece of work (basically my thoughts and feelings about losing my virginity) my second article for Bitchtopia has been posted on their website! i discuss the meaning behind ‘First Time’, the processes involved, other artists that work in a similar field and virginity as a social construct. if you could all have a look i’d be super grateful!
It’s been over a year since we last checked in on the beautiful work of Russian paper artist and graphic designer Yulia Brodskaya (previously featured here), who creates vibrant, lyrical illustrations using quilling or paper filigree as well as other sculptural techniques. Brodskaya has been experimenting with paper quilling for over six years and now, in addition to progressing with her personal artwork, creates high-profile commissions for people and companies such as fashion designer Issey Miyake, Godiva chocolates, an Paramount films.
Visit Yulia Brodskaya’s website to check out more of her work, both professional and personal. She’s also featured in the wonderful new book Paper Cut: An Exploration Into the Contemporary World of Papercraft Art and Illustration compiled by paper artist Owen Gildersleeve [Buy on Amazon].
Street artist Reed Bmore uses needle-nose pliers and lengths of galvanized wire to create lyrical and playful pieces art that he hangs around the city of Baltimore, Maryland. He designed a clip system for his wire sculptures that enables them to hang securely while still being able to move with the breeze. And if you’re wondering how he gets them up there in the first place, while Reed was actually climbing street light and traffic poles at first, these days he uses a telescoping painter’s pole instead.
Considering that his work is put up in Baltimore and made of wire, we were delighted to learn that the artist is currently working on a series of pieces based on the TV series The Wire.