my funcking things

hifructosemag:

littlelimpstiff14u2:

Some of the Great street Art of Argentinian Martin Ron (Murales)

Martin is now world famous but also concentrates on Art to renovate his local area

I paint a lot in Buenos Aires and have painted more than 80 murals in the county of Tres de Febrero. Together with the district council, we work together to renovate and paint walls that are covered with vandalism or propaganda and get artists and residents together for painting projects. The program is called the Urban Embellishment Programme (Programa de Embellecimiento Urbano) and what the project is really about is the artists’ own expression and we have the freedom to paint what we like and the council supports us and provides us with all the materials. The residents like it because they have colourful and artistic new murals on their doorstep that brighten up the neighbourhood.

I haven’t laid out a plan or specific objectives. My philosophy is to paint. I love painting and being able to visit new and exciting places like London and also meeting different people along the way. As long as I have the fortune to be able to do this I’ll carry on.

http://mashkulture.net/2013/08/01/martin-ron-goes-big-in-buenos-aires

Saturday Mural party

jilliantamaki:

Selected images from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas, by Jules Verne. Published by the Folio Society. You can buy it here.

One of the best part of being an illustrator, in my humble opinion, is reading books that you might not have otherwise. Given the modern-day representations, I think I was expecting some sort of pulpy adventure story (quite an anachronistic notion, given the book was written in 1869). In reality, it’s a scientific travelogue: very thoroughly observed and researched. There are also some very beautiful descriptions of foreign lands that, when you think about it, are no closer to most of us now than they were in 1869.

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Other Folio Society books I have illustrated:

Goblin Market and Selected Poems - Christina Rosetti

Irish Myths and Legends - Lady Gregory

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