We love Erika’s super intensive art! You can feel her passion for her work and be amazed by the crazy detailing she puts into every single one of them! Be sure to see her in person- stash of Erikatoon goodies available for collectors at the IAF Artists Market!
Inspired by Asian sub-cultures, films, cartoons, Erika seeks to bring her audience into a surreal dream world where dreams and reality collide. Most of the time she allows the process of her works to evolve intuitively, not knowing what the end result will be.
See more of her work here: https://www.instagram.com/erikartoon
It was love at first sight when we saw the prints and artwork by Icinori 3 years ago at ELCAF 2015 , London. We are glad to announce that Mayumi and Rapael will be at our festival to present a talk about their practice and a book making workshop. There will be beautiful Icinori prints and books on sale too! Thanks to our friends at ELCAF for helping us to invite them to be part of our Illustration Arts Fest 2017 this year.
Icinori* ( France ) http://icinori.com/
Icinori, aka Mayumi Otero & Raphael Urwiller are a French duo whose collaborative efforts have seen them illustrate, design, print and publish works across a range of mediums. They have been commissioned by Le Monde, New York Times, Wired, Canal + and Wired among others. Their passion for design, image and form culminates in their publishing projects which has seen them produce over 30 books.
Ella is one of our fave young Singaporean illustrators with a strong design grounding! She happens to be the designer behind a series of plates that focuses on the theme of Singapore Architecture and many colourful Singapore heritage patterned souvenirs by your favourite gallery shop, Supermama too. Visit her stall at the Artist Market!
Ella Zheng is a Singaporean designer and illustrator who enjoys experimentation, craft, and the endless pursuit of self-improvement. Trained in both Fashion and Graphic Design, she hopes to be able to nurture Singaporean’s mindset towards Design.
See more of her work here: www.ellaisweird.com
Look out for the talk and pop-up book workshop by our friends Louis and Anouck from France. Thanks to our friends at ELCAF for helping us to invite them to be part of our Illustration Arts Fest 2017 this year.
Louis Rigaud and Anouck Boisrobert were born in 1985 and met at the École des Arts Décoratifs of Strasbourg. During a workshop on pop-up techniques, they create the mock-up of their first book “Popville” which will be published one year later by helium (France). They keep working together and imagine new books, in pop-up, in cut-out paper or digital… The playful aspect and the manipulation are always in the center of their creations. Anouck is now the main illustrator, whereas Louis is the developer, the animator or the paper engineer of the tandem. The idea, of course, arises from both heads.
They often conduct workshops around their work.
When they do not work together, Anouck is an illustrator for various projects and Louis invents video games, websites, or animated films.
Poster by Wanxiang http://leewx.com/
Welcome everyone to Illustration Arts Fest 2017
This year’s festival will be a more “compact version” and with a more curated Artists Market!
More info will be coming for the next few days including the programme line up and purchasing of tickets.
In case you didn’t know the Artist Market is most important part of this whole event and it is open to ALL and it is FREE ENTRY!! There will be some free talks and activities too.
The main Talks and Workshops by visiting and invited artists will be paid events – this festival is self-funded – we do not get funding for any government agencies. Do buy tickets to support our festival so that we can make this event sustainable and even better next time!
To get the ball rolling – this is the very first IAF2017 poster we are sharing from our community of illustrators – like last year – there will be more to come!!
If you like the posters- let us know – we will get a collectively order and make special prints of it
Wanxiang – Artist Bio
My works are best understood as a progression – visual pauses where I allow my drawings to express the inner being. It tends to be about how I perceive life – the struggle and yearning to be the honest self. I don’t like to stick to a particular style and am quite unable to draw in the same way all the time. Instead, I just draw what I can and let my works develop cohesively through repeated usage and combination of personal symbolism and simple, relatable imagery.