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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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visit Myranda Escamilla’s site for more…

Myranda Escamilla | sculpture

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Stay Hungry | 360 x 500mm letterpress print on Wild 300gsm (35% cotton stock).

“’We are a studio that believes in the narrative that drives us all. We hold in equal regard the process, craftsmanship and origin of every aspect of every project.’

Simon and Jenna Hipgrave established The Hungry Workshop to deliver this passion for storytelling through design, process, craft and collaboration. They’re hands on with many aspects of each project, often quite literally rolling up their sleeves and getting elbow deep in creating a perfect execution.”

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Blank Collection

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"It can be hard to find a card that has the perfect sentiment – that’s why we created the Blank Collection. A series of floral woodcut illustrations and vintage styled sans serif typography is offset by your sweet, silly or serious handwritten message. With a little bit of guidance along the way you can add your own words to create a truly unique and original card that will really let someone know how you’re feeling.

The blank collection cards are A6 (105 x 148.5mm) and letterpress printed on Stephen Smart White 330gsm, a 100% carbon neutral stock.”

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Flynn’s Anaglyph Letterpress Print

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"A place where you can pass from one dimension to the other, Flynn’s is the home of the fabled Tron arcade that, in 2010, transported Sam Flynn into a digital world. Our print is an homage to that moment – put on a pair of classic red / blue 3d glasses and the anaglyphic print comes to life with another dimension.

Created for the ‘Directors Cut’ Look Hear exhibition 2013, Flynn’s was letterpress printed by hand on our Asbern proof press in two colours on Crane Lettra 300gsm.”

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Floral Wrapped Cards

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"Each card is wrapped in an Australian floral pattern, letterpress printed in bright magenta and turquoise on Wild 300gsm, a 35% cotton stock."

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visit The Hungry Workshop’s site for more…

The Hungry Workshop | print

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Artist Statement

"The Victorian/Edwardian eras have always captured my attention. For years I’ve collected vintage photographs of men of the period. These men for me represent a masculine ideal, if largely a constructed one. Their bearded faces and distinguished attire are spectacular, while their stiff poses and serious expressions belie a certain vulnerability. My recent decision to translate these small colorless photographs into monumental, expressionist portraits is an attempt to ruminate on these contradictions. I also want to draw parallels between the rituals of initiation found in western culture and those practiced in tribal cultures by painting these gentlemen with colors inspired by Bird-of-Paradise and the extravagantly decorated Huli Wigmen of Papua New Guinea."

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Greeks

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Laddy | 008 | oil on panel | 30”x30”

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Chivvy | 2010 | oil on panel | 42”x36”

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Past the Pillars of Hercules

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Blinker | 2013 | oil on panel | 28”x28”

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Blaggard | 2013 | oil on panel | 24”x18”

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Gulpy | 2013 | oil on panel | 30”x20”

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Mumchance | 2013 | oil on panel | 40”x36”

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Beards

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Bearded | 2009 | oil on panel | 24”x22”

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Blower | 2011 | oil on panel | 20”x20”

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Buck | 2011 | oil on panel | 28”x24”

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Ginger | 2012 | oil on panel | 48”x36”

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New Work

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Tuppeny | 2014 | oil on panel | 20”x16”

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Whistle and Flute | 2014 | oil on panel | 30”x20”

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Gammy | 2014 | oil on panel | 24”x18”

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visit Aaron Smith’s site for more…

Aaron Smith | painting

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atelier olschinsky, founded in 2002 is a small creative studio based in Vienna, Austria. Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss are operating in various fields such as graphic design, illustration, photography and art direction. In addition to their jobs for clients they also run several independent projects, always trying to develop and refine their work.

'It is just so important to work as much as you can, to learn and to be open to new things. The journey is the award.'

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Rollercoaster

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click to view more from the Rollercoaster series

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Metamorphosen IV

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click to view more from the Metamorphosen IV series

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Structures V

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click to view more from the Structures V series

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WASTELAND

Wasteland 01

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details | Wasteland 01

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Wasteland 02

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details | Wasteland 02

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Wasteland 04

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details | Wasteland 04

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click to view more from the Wasteland series

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visit Atelier Olschinsky’s site for more…

also, read this interview with Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss

Atelier Olschinsky | illustration

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"Reynolds and Reyner our philosophy is rooted in the true power of design. We believe it is less about making high quality brand experiences and more about the process at which we engage in, to create a real relationship between our brands and their consumers." — Reynolds and Reyner

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Waldo Trommler Paints
The brightest brand of paints

Objective
In 2011 Reynolds and Reyner finished two huge projects redesigning international brands of paints. After that they were asked to develop a new visual identity for a small Finnish company which was planning to enter the U.S. market. Without the past, unlike the majority of existing brands in the segment, but believing in the future, the key to access the market was a package design. “We don’t just need - we must! stand out” - this phrase has become the basis at work on a new brand identity.

Process
How to create a brand that stands out? We need to find the design solution that hasn’t been used by any of the competitors. At the same time showing the main features of the company - friendliness, quality and innovation. WTP is not just a manufacturer of paints - it’s an assistant, always ready to help, suggest and defend from the hassles and problems. Repairs with WTP is simple, convenient and fast and this is what in it’s simple design.

Results
No doubt, WTP is the most friendly and remarkable brand of paints on the shelf now. WTP has no corporate colors - it have the corporate identity, common for each design element - from business cards to packaging. Every item is bright and memorable combination of colors and objects that all together form whole the entire brand. The next step is to prove that the product is as high quality as its outer shell. But this is another story.

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visit the Reynolds and Reyner website to see more of their projects…

Reynolds and Reyner | graphic design

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