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CRAWWS DREAMLIKE PORTRAITS  + A CRAWW SKIN GIVEAWAYOne of our favorite UK graphic designers and artists, Craww is back at Blik with two dreamlike portraits, Rise and Fall. An interesting fact for those of you who caught his show at the C.A.V.E. Gallery in March, the two graphics are an extension of the work he created for that show.

According to Craww, the C.A.V.E. Gallery show was loosely based around a theme of threads. Not so much of a hard concept, but as a unifying theme. Rise and Fall are an extension of that process, but with their own direction. Fall is directly related to the painting Faith, but took a different vibe when it was transformed into a wall graphic. Rise was an answer to the new feel of the revisited work, Fall. Craww intended for Rise and Fall to complement each other.


Craww portrait. Photo credit: Ransom Notes.

In true Craww fashion, he continues his themes of loss and longing with twisting, floating muses. A dynamic mix of elegance, balance and disciplined chaos. Rise and Fall explore the concept of fate, governed by threads that lead from start to end – threads that bind us to our destiny and threads that ultimately release us.

GIVEAWAY:To celebrate the launch of Craww’s new wall graphics, we are giving away five of his skins. Adapted from his original pieces Ascend, Bandages, Fox, Sisters and Fear of Flying explore themes of ambiguity and dare we say, wicked things masquerading in beauty.

To win, comment below and tell us your favorite Craww graphic at Blik and what skin you’d like to win. Five winners will be chosen at random and will be able to choose from an iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch, iPod touch 4, iPad, Mac or PC laptop skins. Please note, the skins are made to order. Giveaway ends on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 23, 2012. Open to residents of US and Canada.

39 Responses

  1. Emilia Menthe

    I really appreciate the Fear of Flying skin for laptop. I am leaving a long time job (12 years) and startng my own businesses working from home at the age of 61! Its been fearful but also exciting. This is such a poignant design and I really can relate. Thanks! Emilia

  2. Homer L

    My favorite Craww graphic is definitely Pray!!! It gives a new perspective of praying when he incorporates crows in the scene. Very nicely done Craww!!!

  3. Margaux E. Verdera

    I would LOVE to win an iphone 4 skin with the Bear graphic! sooo cool + beautiful! would be sooo much cooler than this lame black cover I got!

  4. Tracy

    I love Fear of Flying. I’d like to win a skin for an iphone 4.

  5. denise

    Bandages ~ love this image by Craww with the juxtaposition of being vulnerable (exposing the back to other’s intentions) while trying to protect the higher wisdom or intuition from sight…. at least that’s my take in the moment….. what do you see….

  6. Brittany C

    I would love to win the Fox one for Mac 15″ laptop skin. It combines the beauty of both the human and animal kingdoms!

  7. janelle pagana

    I love his work this is really hard to choose I would pick bear absolutly beautiful

  8. Raebay

    I think bandages for the iPhone 4 would be my favorite skin. Although I would love to see you offer Rain as a skin as well someday!

  9. Snookie

    My favourite is Fall. I’d like to win Bandages.

  10. Kim

    I love Ascend. It really reminds me of an online graphic novel I once read. Simply gorgeous.

  11. somegirl74

    I am torn between Prayer and Fox. Love them both and would take either as my PC laptop skin. There is a sense of morose in all of Craww’s work and yet is alarmingly beautiful. THanks Blik for always giving us the best!

  12. elisalyn

    Fear of Flying is my favorite of the 5, although I love them all! Craww does incredible work.

  13. Stephen Kos

    I loooove the Foxes graphic, though the Fear of Flying print comes in a close second!! If there were any chance I could win a Foxes cover for my scary-to-look-at Dell laptop, I’d be thrilled !!

  14. Dina D

    So hard to choose, they all are touching on an emotional level. My favorite though has to be Ascend, which I would loe as an iPad skin!

  15. Kimberly

    I love ascend for iPhone 4 it is hauntingly beautiful.

  16. Roland F.

    Bandages, The presentation, the glance, the surrealism all in a skin; what a great album cover it would have made in the Sixties. I would like to win one for my lap top.

  17. Elana

    This was a very difficult question! I think Fear of Flying is my favourite graphic – ultimately because I adore the use of blue, but also I love the motion in it. So if I won, naturally I’d ask for a skin of that image – for the iPhone 4, please!

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  18. Nina

    If I HAD to pick one, I pick Ascend… but I love them all! For a 16″ laptop if I win.


  19. Michael

    Ascend is my all time favorite piece by Craww. It adorns my wall!

    I’d love the fear of flying piece for the iPhone4.

    Thanks for promoting great artists!

  20. Bonnie Baker

    Ascend for a 17in PC laptop would be lovely :)

  21. Julie

    Ascend continues to be one of my favorite Craww designs!

  22. Tanya

    I absolutely love Rise! As for the skin, I would love to win Fox for a 13′ Macbook laptop!

  23. Mike

    Ascend. Dope. ‘Nuff said. iphone 4

  24. Vincent Garcia

    Sisters is pretty sweet, id love it on my lab top :D

  25. SheaBot

    I love Rise and Prayer – Beautiful work! I would love to win the IPhone 4 skin that is displayed here. Crows are my favorite animal! :)

  26. Ana Lael K.D.

    I think Fall is a new favorite, for sure. My other favorites have been Ascend, Tomb, Plaything, and Aquarium. Craww is one of my all-time favorite artists.

  27. Anthony

    My favorite graphic is Deer, but my favorite skin would have to be Bandages (for my 15″ Macbook Pro).

  28. Ace

    I like “Fear of Flying” – not so much the title – but for the color and the way it evokes being underwater. I’d look at my iPhone 4 in a new light if that was on the back of it! Thanks for the contest!

  29. George Cooray

    I would love to win Ascend for iphone 4!!!

  30. Mahendra

    I love FOX!!!! ( for my Lap top)

  31. Deana Kneen

    The Fox for iPhone 4 is my absolute favorite!

  32. Fran

    Ascend is breathtaking! Love how the birds are in flight with her and the hair that seems to be bleeding…it’s an arresting image. Would love to put that on my 15″ MacBook Pro! Lucky people who get to stare at it while I’m using my laptop!

  33. Nola

    I love the ascend skin. It’s beautiful. It reminds me of an underwater scene the way her hair flows around her like a cloud. I would be proud to display this art on my laptop.

  34. Lisa

    Ascend is beautiful! It seems so me. I’m a redheaded who decorates with that background color and birds! I’d want it for my Pc laptop. <3

  35. Maria

    Ascend….Her hair is interpreted (to me) as her brain exploding into all types of creativity. Would look kick ass on my laptop!

  36. Samuel H

    Fox will be the one to go with my naked iPad I~!! Definitely pop out on the scratched silver back! Wish me luck and thanks for the awesome chance!

  37. Chris

    I couldn’t decide so asked my daughters – younger one said Fox & older one said Ascend – they rock paper scissored – ascend won.

  38. Mac

    I’d love a bear mac 15″ skin :)

  39. Blik

    We have our winners! Congratulations to Emilia, somegirl74, Roland, Nola and Vincent. You are all getting a Craww skin on the device of your choice.Thanks to everyone who entered. Stay tuned for more contests from Blik.

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