Meet our Artist of the Week Filipina Alyssa Larisse De Asis. Her single illustration inspired the creation of colorful bags and clothing in the fabulous week of Paris fashion. International contemporary designer Manish Arora, known for his astute craftsmanship and exciting play on hues, bought her work and brought her vision on the runway as unique pieces on his Autumn Winter 2014 Collection.
Pat Kinsella is a Brooklyn based illustrator. He employs the use of a muted color palette with occasional -well placed- instances of vibrancy. His art style is realistic and often times alludes to pop culture subjects (like Mario, Ghostbusters and Starwars).
In 1997, Mary Schmich wrote an essay called “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young” which was popularized by Baz Luhrmann when he turned the essay into a song.
This is Mary Schmich. She writes for the Chicago Tribune and the Brenda Starr comic.
This is Baz Luhrmann. He’s an Australian film director, who’s known for the films Romeo+Juliet, Moulin Rouge! and, most recently, The Great Gatsby.
We need more poetry in our lives.
…And more kisses.
Archipelago of Kisses
We live in a modern society. Husbands and wives don’t
grow on trees, like in the old days. So where
does one find love? When you’re sixteen it’s easy,
like being unleashed with a credit card
in a department store of kisses. There’s the first kiss.
The sloppy kiss. The peck.
The sympathy kiss. The backseat smooch. The we
shouldn’t be doing this kiss. The but your lips
taste so good kiss. The bury me in an avalanche of tingles kiss.
The I wish you’d quit smoking kiss.
The I accept your apology, but you make me really mad
sometimes kiss. The I know
your tongue like the back of my hand kiss. As you get
older, kisses become scarce. You’ll be driving
home and see a damaged kiss on the side of the road,
with its purple thumb out. If you
were younger, you’d pull over, slide open the mouth’s
red door just to see how it fits. Oh where
does one find love? If you rub two glances, you get a smile.
Rub two smiles, you get a warm feeling.
Rub two warm feelings and presto-you have a kiss.
Now what? Don’t invite the kiss over
and answer the door in your underwear. It’ll get suspicious
and stare at your toes. Don’t water the kiss with whiskey.
It’ll turn bright pink and explode into a thousand luscious splinters,
but in the morning it’ll be ashamed and sneak out of
your body without saying good-bye,
and you’ll remember that kiss forever by all the little cuts it left
on the inside of your mouth. You must
nurture the kiss. Turn out the lights. Notice how it
illuminates the room. Hold it to your chest
and wonder if the sand inside hourglasses comes from a
special beach. Place it on the tongue’s pillow,
then look up the first recorded kiss in an encyclopedia: beneath
a Babylonian olive tree in 1200 B.C.
But one kiss levitates above all the others. The
intersection of function and desire. The I do kiss.
The I’ll love you through a brick wall kiss.
Even when I’m dead, I’ll swim through the Earth,
like a mermaid of the soil, just to be next to your bones.
Alex Noriega is an artist from Barcelona. He likes making cute comics about the life lessons he’s learned. We’ll be posting more of his stuff tomorrow, but today we’ll be featuring one of his longer comics. It ties in with yesterday’s video post about the journeys in life we all embark on.
Noriega depicts his personal struggle to become an artist. Although he illustrates his own struggles, the insights he gives are easy to relate to.
Let us know in the comment section if you can identify with what Noriega is saying.
You’re off to great places
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting!
So get on your way…
The people of Burning Man deliver a reading of Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go –sharing the book’s simple, yet comforting and powerful message about the ups and downs of life.
Burning Man is a week long event that takes place in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. It started as a bonfire summer solstice tradition in Baker Beach, but soon became a huge pop culture phenomena. The last Burning Man Festival drew in over 56,000 people. Each of whom paid a $240-420 entrance fee. 68,000 passes have been sold for this year’s Burning Man, each priced at $380.
The event starts on the last Monday of August and ends on the first Monday of September. The man-shaped effigy (which gave the event its name) is always scheduled to be burnt on a Saturday.
The archaic meaning of “inspire” is “to draw breath”. Perhaps the reason why it’s fascinating to watch artists in action is because seeing their process of creation creates something in you. Your mind becomes pregnant with thought and eventually gives birth to new perceptions -which come to life through your own creations. In that way, art is alive. It is conceived by inspiration and becomes an inspiration in itself -in the same way that people are conceived by the life of another and are likewise needed to generate more of the same life forms.
Conrad Roset is an artist from Barcelona, Spain. He finds inspiration in the female form. This is him drawing breath to one of his muses -making them come to life with bursts of watercolor.
Click on the link to draw more inspiration from Conrad Roset’s gallery.
PC&V Communications is an advertising company based in Makati, Philippines.
This is our unofficial blog.
We also have an official blog: PC&V.
Check it out to see our list of clients and the advertisements we’ve done for them.
PC&V captures our professional side. This blog captures the human experience of working in an ad agency.
Sounds cool? Of course it is!
…or at least, we hope to make it that way by filling this space with all sorts of creative content and helpful information to help you get through your own creative process.