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From the artist "About 3 years ago, when I was still in art academy, I made an outfit with striped fabric and one of my teachers told me a bit about the history of striped fabric. Striped fabric was used in clothing for sailors and prisoners because it stands out from nature so much. When a sailor would fall overboard or a prisoner would escape they could be found more easily. Later on it became a fabric used in fashionable clothing (Coco Chanel used it too). In my new drawings I combined my love for drawing, fashion and stripes."
Centauria (Bachelor's button) tab iv by Walter Hood Fitch (Glasgow, 1817–1892). Handcoloured engraving. Fitch produced some 10,000 drawings for various publications, including 2,700 illustrations for Curtis's Botanical Magazine
El Grio illustrates electric organs, SLRs, grandfather clocks, vases, cigarette packs and more. He depicts these things in very elementary visuals, forgoing elements like lighting and value in favor of style, which these images have in spades. His portfolio is infinitely interesting to browse through just to see his interpretations of objects that are often taken for granted. He’s also dabbled in graffiti work. www.trendhunter.c...