Clementine Derodit is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. Here are samples of some of her designs.

Illustrations for the recipe book Et Toque.

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A collaboration effort between Christoph Ruprecht and Grzegorz Domaradzki, pay homage to Albrecht Duerer, a German painter, printmaker and theorist from Nuremberg, whose prints established his reputation across Europe when he was still in his twenties, and he has been conventionally regarded as the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance ever since.

Albrecht Duerer’s original Ritter, Tod & Teufel 1513, (Nationalgalerie (Berlin)

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Simon’s Cats are cute cartoons by Simon (of course) an English animator who has a great interest in British wildlife, painting, the great outdoors and of course cats. Anyone who has ever owned a cat can relate to these funny cartoon videos…

This one made me laugh out loud…

Here is an interview with Simon on his inspiration behind Simon’s Cat.

For all things Simon’s Cat go to his website.

After coming across the drawings and paintings by Tanya Miller we had to find out what makes her tick, her inspirations and the story behind her superb surrealistic artworks. So we tracked her down to ask her some questions.

When did you move from Russia to the United States?

I was born in Khabarovsk, right next to Russian-Chinese border. When I was 3 my family moved to the opposite end of Russia- Kaliningrad, right next to the Polish border. After school I studied in The Kaliningrad University for three years and in 1999 went to study to a Christian college in Iowa.

What were your inspiration and influences growing up that led you to become an artist?

First, my farther  is an artist and he loved art so genuinely  that I got infected with this wonderful disease called “art”.  Second, I loved to read, ( still do): books gave me so many ideas , and emotional excitement that I needed to pour them out somewhere . Art served as best means for that purpose. Nothing was better for me than to come back from school , take a book ,cover myself with a warm blanket, and read, read and read Books transported me to other countries, other times. I could live through different experiences and feel different emotions. Reading helped me to develop my imagination and gave a lot of inspiration in art.

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Luc Tuymans (Photo: Grant Delin, courtesy David Zwirner, New York)

Luc Tuymans has painted figurative works since the mid 1980s and few artists can be as closely identified with a particular palette. His taste for mouldy pastels, cool greys and dead plaster white make for blurred, obtuse images. This reductive colour scheme represents the elusive nature of history and memory, reflecting the artist’s belief that representation can only be partial and subjective.

Loaded political themes are developed in seemingly tangential ways with the Holocaust, Belgium’s controversial role in post-colonial Congo (the influential “Mwana Kitoko: Beautiful White Man” series which was shown at the 2001 Venice Biennale) and the US response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks given an oblique, fragmented treatment. Read whole article: webartacademy


Dead Dads Club Corporation, I’m So Sorry 2006

The Reflexive Self Group Show at the Mike Weiss Gallery in New York City is currently running through August 14, 2010, with the works of Kris Knight, Dead Dads Club Corporation, Stefanie Gutheil, Marc Seguin, and Kim Dorland.

Stefanie Gutheil Bubbles, 2010


The Museum of Modern Art presents Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen, an exhibition that examines the kitchen and its continual redesign as a barometer of changing ideologies and technologies, and explores the twentieth-century transformation of the kitchen as a space of huge symbolic and practical significance. On view from September 15, 2010, through March 14, 2011, its centerpiece is MoMA’s recent acquisition of an unusually complete example of the iconic “Frankfurt Kitchen.” Designed in 1926–27 by Grete Schütte-Lihotzky, it is the earliest work by a female architect in the collection. Read whole article: artdaily

Animated video for the song Don’t Give it Up from Deep River Running’s 2010 homonymous record. A bizarre love triangle between Emile a poet, Laila his crazy sweetheart and a sinister clown from an obscure amusement park, is narrated through a series of tattoos made on a heart by a mysterious winged character.

Animation: El Santo Flagelo (Fernando Leal, David Gamiño 3D).

Snoop Dogg sings ‘Clint Eastwood’ with Gorillaz at Glastonbury 2010. Interesting mix.

I’m not so happy and I am feeling a bit sad at the USA loss to Ghana today. So close and now bye bye. See you in 4 years.

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