I recently fell in love with the work of Stockholm based designer Stina Persson. Stina has lived and studied all over the world from Tokyo, Florence, and New York to Italy. Her work is created by hand in ink and watercolor with touches of colored pencil and Mexican cut papers. Her incredible watercolor paintings from the collection called Perfectly Flawed were inspired by getting off of the computer and being less than perfect, but really I think that she has achieved a higher level of perfection in her newest collection. Something that you can only find in work completely done by hand, and kept away from the coldness and digital rendering of a computer. Her work is mesmerizing and amazingly influenced by the timelessness of the fashion from 60′s and 70′s.
Stina has worked with clients such as Absolut Vodka, Nike, Godiva Chocolatier, Macy’s Department Stores, Bloomingdale’s, Penguin Books, Sony Music, Uniqlo, Rimmel, Urban Decay, Target, 2K T-shirts, Harper’s Bazaar Japan, Elle UK, Marie Claire, Amica, Flaunt Magazine, Squint, Biba, Jane Magazine, etc.
Posted in Art, Painting
Tagged arts, colored pencil, feminine, fine art, fine arts, floral, flowers, gauche, graphic design, painter, painting, photoshop, stina persson, stockholm, water color, watercolor
When I first started looking through this Haggadah, I new that it was different. It wasn’t just the shiny silver case studded with blue stones, and embossed with Jewish emblems, it was the amazing images inside. It was like no Haggadah I had ever seen.
My Grandparents bought it on a trip to Israel in the late 60′s, or early 70′s. At first I thought that, maybe that, was all that these acid trip like drawing were, just a sign of the times they were made in, you know crazy paisley’s and all that, but something kept pulling me back. The images were just so evocative of war and pain. More in depth than any I had ever seen in any Haggadah.
Posted in Art, Holiday
Tagged 1940, 1940's, action-not pity, Ancynt Egypt, Art, Arthur Syzk, biblical, caricaturist, Civil Liberties, crusader, gauche, haggadah, Humane Rights, Israel, jewish, judaica, miniatures, Nazi, one-man army, passover, political, propaganda, watercolor, world war, world war 2, World War I, World war II, Zionist