Special thanks goes out to Animax + Japan Creative Centre + Fourskin for this wonderful collaboration. We hope this project for Animax will set the “pace” and “style” for our future collabs – being drawn together and celebrating the joy and passion for drawing!
Below are small teasers of the 8 A0 size illustrations that will be exhibited.
Eeshaun vs Spooky Kintaro
eeshaun (b. 1980) is a self-taught Singaporean artist and illustrator. Since starting gardensilly in 2005, he has created artworks and illustrations for Adidas, Nike, The Discovery Channel, onedotzero (UK), The Singapore Fashion Festival 2006, Zouk, IdN, Pictoplasma and the San Diego Comic Conference. In 2008, he was commissioned with FARMWORK, Designact and RE:act by Design Council Singapore as curatorial leads to design the Singapore Pavilion, ‘Singapore Supergarden’, for the prestigious 11th Venice Architectural Biennale. His largest public art installation, ‘Move!’, was commissioned by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore in 2009. He teaches at the School of Technology for the Arts in Republic Polytechnic, Singapore.
The artwork is inspired by Japanese horror artist Shigeru Mizuki, who popularised the horror manga and anime series Gegege No Kitaro and was a master of the ‘yokai’ genre (Japanese supernatural creatures).
Annie vs Paradise Kiss
A Singapore-based illustrator with an aesthetic inclination of everything weird and wonderful, Annie Tan’s works have ranged from fashion, advertisement, documentary and editorial illustrations, as well as character designs and comic strips. It is through her unique graphic interpretation that Annie portrays her bold ideals, making each piece of artwork a deeply personalized commitment to perfection.
It is a playful rendition of the manga and anime series “Paradise Kiss” through the artist’s eye. Annie uses three of the characters, Caroline, Miwako Sakurada and Isabella, and their stories for composition. The artwork creates a world of Victorian grandeur, with a sense of quirkiness.
Don’t miss the show!! Mark your calendar! and look out for the Tees!
Where to see it:
Manga & Anime! Japan
A journey from the history to modern day inspirations
Date: 16 Oct 2010 – 12 Nov 2010
Venue: Japan Creative Centre, 4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
Cool T-shirts designed based on the artworks available at Fourskin stores in November 2010. Limited quantity only- while stocks last.
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