Sunday, May 11, 2008

MONDAY, MONDAY.


I don't really like Mondays. Because I am a working schlub, my Monday will start off something like this picture.

This is the work of artist, TAKASHI IWASAKI, whose work I came across on one of the design blogs I peruse. He is a Japanese born artist who received his MFA in Canada where he currently resides and makes wonderfully happy art (although he does have some dark pieces or so he says). The piece above is a collage entitled, Traffic Jam.

It will make my Monday happier looking at his work. Why don't you come look with me?



The piece above is entitled Torihatanobori and is embroidery floss on canvas!

14 comments:

Jeff said...

Hey lil' G...

Still time to wish you a very Happy Mother's Day. Hope is was a GREAT day for you :-)

Ariel the Thief said...

Everytime I see what oriental people do to colours, I realize that we Europeans know nothing about colours.

Tom & Icy said...

A lot of detail and pretty colors. I guess I'm just not smart enough to understand what it means unless it's just something to be pretty. Maybe something to do with birds?

Doug said...

I guess that helped a little.

G said...

Hey Jeff! You just got in the door - ha! Actually, I accept wishes all year round. And thanks, it was a great day.

Ariel, amazing use, isn't it?

T&I, sometimes a banana's just a banana.

Doug, yeah, I know. I was being falsely optimistic. I tried.

tsduff said...

G - I have to say thanks for making Monday less harsh for me :) I loved the traffic picture - because it turns traffic into something pretty and whimsical, rather than the reality we all know is true. Very great - you get all A's for today.

G said...

Terry, wouldn't commuting be a bit easier if it looked like this? I think it might cut down on road rage.

Ooh, all A's. Thanks teach.

weirsdo said...

Those are lovely. Love the colors and shapes in the second one especially.

G said...

Yes, so do I, Weirsdo.

Claire said...

I love that!

G said...

Me too, Claire.

weirsdo said...

It reminds me of the artist Brian Wildsmith, who was a very popular illustrator when I was little.

G said...

I was just looking through some of his illustrations - they're fantastic.

weirsdo said...

Incidentally, Toyplayer's special covers resemble that first print. Very child friendly, these works.