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Ty Wilkins is a designer and illustrator living in Wichita, Kansas.
Ty Wilkins. Fox.
With his new book, Ramayana: A Divine Loophole, Sanjay Patel, a Pixar animator has transposed this ancient epic to a new era – one that is totally hip and in the tradition of artists such as Tim Biskup and Charley Harper.
A transplant from Southern California to the San Francisco Bay Area, Sanjay is an amazing illustrator, great friend and wonderful human being. Check out more of his work at GheeHappy.
Sanjay Patel. Ramayana Cover. Chronicle Books. 2010.
Sanjay Patel. Ravana's Penance. Chronicle Books. 2010.
Sanjay Patel. Ravana Encounters Jatayu. Chronicle Books. 2010.
Il Sung Na: Korean-born illustrator, works in Britain.
Il Sung Na. The Thingamabob. 2010.
Il Sung Na. Zzzzz, A Book of Sleep. 2009.
I was recently blown away by Junzo Terada’s Animals at Work and Play Journal (2009, Chronicle Books). I couldn’t find any more information on this amazing artist other than his playful images.
Junzo Terada. Animals at Work and Play Journal. 2009
Junzo Terada. Happy Animal Time Postcard Book. 2009
Junzo Terada. Book of Imaginary Books, Hon no Hon (Le Livre du Livre).
Junzo Terada. Nature Morte Owl.
A self-taught artist, he began his career in the early 90s by aggressively blanketing New York City’s streets and doorways with strips of brightly colored wheat-pasted posters. More at Phil Frost: Staking his Claim.
Jamini Roy (1887 – 1972) was one of the first painters whose work I absolutely loved (and do). He is from my home state of West Bengal, and rebelled against the traditional western influences “realism” of the time, and found inspiration in the folk art of Bengal instead – the Kalighat pot painting in particular. The Kalighat pot painting tradition is identified by its flat earthy colors, bold graphic forms with minor embellishment, and is apparent in his work.
He is also one of the first and rare painters who believed art shouldn’t belong only in museums and the elite, but also the common folk. To this end, he sold his works very cheaply.
Jamini Roy. Mother and Child. Gouache on fabric mounted on board. 16 5/8 x 11 in. (42.4 x 28 cm.).
Jamini Roy. Crucifixion. Tempera on canvas. 28 x 38 in.