Collection by Miyoko Ohtake

Illustration Play 2

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Berkeley–based publisher Gingko Press's latest offering is a whimsical celebration of illustrations that literally jump off the page using traditional crafts like quilling and papercutting. In Illustration Play 2: An Expedition to the Extraordinary (the sequel to Illustration Play: Craving for the Extraordinary), 24 artists are introduced with a first-person bio and a small blurb, which are followed by images of their work, including those that show the processes behind them.

Minnesota-based artist Gregory Euclide's work explores the way in which he "experiences nature and how it is tied to…
Russian-born, UK-based artist Yulia Brodskaya's work is, in my opinion, the most fantastic and captivating featured in…
Australian artist Emma van Leest creates dioramas with paper. "I turned to paper art because the medium is flexible and…
Another paper sculptor featured in Illustration Play 2 is Los Angeles native Jeff Nishinaka, who creates…
Artist Jennifer Khoshbin uses "books as a sculptural material." Using bound pages as the frame and medium of her work,…
Unlike the fragile pieces by many other featured artists, German designer Nina Braun, uses soft materials like felt and…
At the end of Illustration Play 2, and as many art publications by Viction:ary come to a close, there are several pages…
Illustration Play 2 goes on sale September 6. For more information, visit victionary.com or gingkopress.com.
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