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"My inspiration comes from my surroundings - textures, colors, emotions, thoughts and feeling all strike a match in my heart. My creations are my response to that…they are my innermost, purest, most sincerest reaction. In everything I make, there is a piece of me - in every brush stroke, splatter, arrangement and pen line. I never cease to question and challenge myself, inspiration makes my heart beat and lucky for me, it is abundant in my life. Every intricate cut brings me peace and every finished skull piece brings me immense satisfaction." — Myranda Escamilla

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Blackened Butterfly

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Genuine deer skull, fully painted and embellished with crystals and faux butterflies

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Until After Dinner

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Whitetail Deer Skull Collage

Tiny cupcakes, chocolate truffles, cream pies, pastries and lush roses wrapped round a whitetail deer skull. Antlers painted chocolate brown - almost good enough to eat.

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Chinoserie & Flora Coyote Skull

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Fully decoupaged genuine Coyote Skull in Chinoserie and Floral Print

paper, glue, swarovski crystals

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Teeny Tiny Botanical Muskrat Skull

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Fully collaged muskrat skull

This cutie measures only two and a half inches! He’s covered in rose buds, leaves, pink flowers and butterfly wings. Two dainty antique-red swarovski crystals rest on back of the skull and teeth are painted in classic gold.

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Mariposa // Whitetail Deer Skull Sculpture

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Fully collaged whitetail deer skull

Genuine whitetail deer skull covered in an array of colorful butterflies and butterfly wings. antlers are painted matte black and swarovski crystals are hidden throughout the skull.

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Botanica Genuine Deer Skull Sculpture

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Fully collaged genuine whitetail deer skull

Skull, Paper, Glue, Crystals, Gold Leaf

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Myranda Escamilla | sculpture

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  • 05.20.2014
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"Since 2011, I undertook a passion for typography and calligraphy hand, specifically my passion consists of "calligrams" or writing a text inside a shape. I participated in some group shows, solo exhibitions and cultural events related to public art." — Daniele Tozzi

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CALLIGRAMS
Selection of some handmade artworks of 2013.

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WE ALL GOTTA HAVE HOP

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"My friend of beer shop Hop Corner asked me to make something for their brand new place. I made an Ale glass full of hope for this new incoming year. A wordplay between the hope and the hop. Cheers Everybody!"

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GRAB THE FUTURE EVERYDAY

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"Grab the Future is a long time project began as a slogan for the company where I’m working, then it became my personal motto. And I decide to make a calligram for this sentence."

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HELMET 64

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"New Hand Made Calligram inspired by old fashion riders helmet. Dedicated to my friend and boss "er Bufera" (trad. "the Storm" and his clothing brand Gate64. He left everything behind, closing the door of a big project and creating a new one. When you close a door, you’ll open a Gate."

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Daniele Tozzi | typography

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  • 05.07.2014
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"VAL is an Award Winning London based design studio created by independent designer Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers in April 2009, specializing in furniture and accessories for the high-end market. Trained as an industrial designer and with 10 years of consistent work experience designing, making and selling furniture.The concepts behind VAL furniture are functionality, aesthetics and surprise factor.

Valentinaʼs design fuses conceptual thinking, artistic approach and usability. What is unique about her work, is its originality, boldness, narrative and outstanding quality. Valentina offers furniture and accessories created in the line of emotional design: pieces made to last, to grow older with their owners, becoming into much more than just a material possession to them. The designs are not based in disposable transit trends. This particular take in furniture and accessories invites the user to interact with it, to play, to question, to surprise, to enjoy.”

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THE PRICKLY PAIR CHAIRS
Material | mix media
Dimensions | variable

The Prickly Pair Chairs is a furniture project born out of the creative experience of a Mexican designer in Europe.

The chairs juxtapose Mexican and European aesthetic values, incorporating the formal design elements and quirks of both to create a cultural blend. They are frivolous and humorous yet simultaneously encourage reflection and acceptance. Shapes, materials, colours, textures and finishes collide in irreverent and playful harmony; the Prickly pair chairs are a statement against prejudice and preconceptions.

The classical French oval chair originated in the Rococo period during the reign of Louis XV and has since been adopted throughout central Europe. Although now completely familiar, its form was radical at the time — considered over-decorated nonsense which dispensed with rectilinear styles in favour of more light-hearted asymmetric forms. Rococo’s naturalistic and exuberant ornamentation mixed natural and artificial forms of all kinds, from plant motifs to representations of the grotesque.

The Nopal cactus symbolizes Mexican heritage and national pride. According to legend, the Gods told the Aztecs to build Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City) in the place they saw an eagle standing on a Nopal, devouring a snake. To this day, the image resides on the National Shield.

While Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns may immediately convey ‘Mexican-ness’ to European audiences (even though they were filmed in Spain and Italy), it is the sight of cactus and Nopales that brings meaning to Mexican daily life and form the most beloved symbols of the country’s culture.

The blend of these two iconographic elements was achieved in this ‘matching’ pair of chairs. ‘Prickly Pair Chairs’ respects the original chair but concludes that its new, hybrid form synthesizes the ‘best of both worlds’; it evokes nostalgia for what was left behind and helps facilitate a sense of belonging in a new environment by fusing two powerful cultural symbols.

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THE GHOST OF A CHAIR
Material | 4mm polyester sheets
Technique | hand made
Special Features | each chair is a one-off.

These fabulous Ghost Chairs are a limited edition of 99 pieces of each style, are made upon request, and can be customized in any colour.

The Ghost of a Chair is a sculptural free-form furniture piece, handmade out of a single transparent polyester sheet. Each chair is unique due to its unconventional manufacturing process, using a combination of high-end technology and craft, in a labour of love. Volatile and unpredictable, each Ghost chair is a One-off.

The Ghost of a Chair embodies signature aesthetics with its originality and functionality in a statement furniture piece. Its transparency enables the chair to exist in any environment. The material itself is a light conductor and can easily function as an outdoor fixture; its versatility goes as far as your imagination can take you.

The Ghost of a Chair is presented as a Lady version — without armrest — and Gentleman style — arm chair. Both with a weight allowance up to 150 kg.

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The Blooming Branches Collection: Lamps & Ceramics
Material | stoneware ceramics, wood, electrical fittings, fabrics
Dimensions | variable

A creative crossover design project where [English] nature meets [Mexican] traditional craft resulting in a beautiful and poetic collection of lamps and sculptural ceramic pieces.

Each ceramic piece has been individually casted, fired and glazed. From classy monochrome and colourful pop to sexy metallic’s. The lamp-stands are made out of solid wood, bee waxed or lacquered finish. The lampshades are presented in a great variety of shapes and lushly fabrics. A lighting collecting that respond to the delights of designart enthusiast and where form follows fiction.

Breaking the mould.
Following traditional casting techniques, each mould has a lifespan of approximate 100 units. Based on this and due the labour of love that each piece require in the making, The Blooming Branches collection belongs to a limited edition of 70 pieces of each style.

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visit Val’s site for more…

V A L | object design

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  • 04.29.2014
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Visceral
Digital Art, Fine Arts, Photography

Leslie Ann O’Dell is a visual artist most known for photo-illustration. O’Dell’s work is comprised of haunting imagery… Ranging from dark imposing landscapes to mystifying portraitures, that evoke sensations of vulnerability, demise and the fear associated with such sentiments.” -SHK

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Harmony and Affection | Harmony
Digital Art, Photography 

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Harmony and Affection | Affection
Digital Art, Photography 

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House guests | Traveler 
Digital Art, Illustration, Photography

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House guests | Tramp 
Digital Art, Illustration, Photography

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Pollen
Digital Art, Fine Arts, Photography

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Human Garden | Cultivate
Illustration, Photography

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Human Garden | Relict
Illustration, Photography

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Human Garden | Novocaine
Illustration, Photography

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Human Garden | Taboo
Illustration, Photography

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Advent | Contemporary Monster
Illustration, Photography

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Advent | Oblivion
Illustration, Photography

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Advent | Oblivion
Illustration, Photography

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Dear Boy
Digital Art, Fine Arts, Photography

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Leslie Ann O’Dell | fine art

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  • 04.24.2014
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"Born, bred, and raised in Singapore, Sidney Lim is a graphic designer that currently resides in London. With a strong interest in typography, illustration and editorial design, he has worked with clients from the US, UK, Middle East, Asia and Australia. A beach-lover that can’t actually surf, he always strives to instill laughter, light-heartedness, and a touch of humour in his work.” — Sidney Lim YX

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Sewing Dreams and Fate - A Poster

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Inspired by a poem:

"Embroidering my fate with velvet and some moonlight, I hunt stars across the sea as the sun waves me goodbye. Little by little I see perfection awakening my sleepy soul, Sewing dreams and beauty together, hemming my sigh.” — Karla Bardanza

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In the Woods

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"Visual identity for In The Woods Festival, a one-day music festival held at a woodland location in the UK every summer, aimed at promoting up-and-coming artists and bands from Britain. The exact lineup and venue of the event is kept secret and released to the public only on the day of the event.

Started out as a hypothetical rebranding project done as part of CSM BA Graphic Design coursework, but artwork ended up being utilised for the actual event publicity. Featured photographs and video are from the official In The Woods Festival website.”

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Love Me, Possess Me

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"If paper bags could talk, what would they say? ‘Love Me, Possess Me’ is a statement on commercialism and the attraction that commercial graphic design exerts on modern society, where the key goal is to allure, and to seduce."

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Sidney Lim YX | graphic Design

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  • 04.22.2014
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