The Design of Timorous Beasties
Founded in 1990 by the Scottish duo Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons - Timorous Beasties is a textile design and manufacturing company based in Glasgow, creating hand printed fabrics and wallpapers. Noted for their surreal, sumptuous and provocative designs, one critic has aptly described their work ”as William Morris on acid”.
Damien Hirst and the house of the late Alexander McQueen have teamed up to produce some gorgeous scarves. Comprised of elegant designs of bugs and skulls, they are sure to be coveted adornments of any fierce fashion addict.
Featured Artist: Giulia Ghigini
We happened on Giulia Ghigini’s wonderful little series of black and white illustrative beetles in human predicaments and fell in love with them. (On looking closer the beetles may actually be cock roaches – but we like them anyway…) Giulia was born in 1983 in the heart of an industrious lowland in Italy and she professes a huge love for images, with a workaholic state of being.
On Instagram last week, we spotted this new Mark Ryden painting. She is titled Queen Bee and Mark commented that he had just finished her. Of course we had to share her immediately, with all you Ryden fans out there! We love her beehive and her pensive sadness -
Eclectix asked Katie McCann to answer some questions for our interview about her art and life. And since today is International Women’s Day, it is only fitting that we throw some webshine onto a woman artist, whose work we love. Katie is a local Berkeley artist who creates collage creatures of a very mixed heritage – Victorian women, bird and skeletal parts, botanical elements and various insect parts…
Beautifully rendered and exquisitely placed – the insects and bugs of Rose Sanderson gracefully adorn old book covers. Some wrap around an entire book, while others are torn front or back covers. The colors are vivid, the renderings realistic and often …