Every year one of the highlights during the big annual exhibition at the Berlin University of the Arts is the exhibition of the illustration class. The class is supervised by Henning Wagenbreth, whose unique visual style has a big impact on every single work of his students. This year’s exhibition actually reminded that for months I already wanted to do a post about a young illustrator working under the pseudonym of Joe Villion, who was one of Wagenbreth’s students and graduaded in 2010 (as far as I remember). Besides doing some freelance work she is founder of Slalom Press, a small independent publishing studio in Berlin.
Xtal Extended (in collaboration with David Tovar and Marc Hennes):
contribution to the BAMBAM zine “Quotable”:
Nobrow No 6:
It’s oh so quiet:
Joe Villion, Slalom Press
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A week ago I visited Pictoplasma in Berlin.
Went to a lot of galleries and so great and not so great stuff.
I discovered I am not that into street art, or cartoons. Which is not the best combination for a Pictoplasma visitor maybe.But nevertheless I will excite you with some things I think were great!
beautiful masks, and totems of Raymond Lemstra (Amsterdam based)
The etches and drawings of an animation in NikeStadium Gallery of the Black Heart Gang were also beautiful. (I did not make pictures of that of course…)
I did like how they added their drawings to an old photoalbum, as well.
I must admit: I like the drawings and etches better than the animations, but you can judge yourself on their website:
“The Tale of How coffee table book makes for a great present for children and widows alike.”
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