VENICE, CA: Blik, the innovative maker of self-adhesive surface graphics, today announced a new collaboration with UK-based graphic designer and artist, Craww. The three images see Craww adapting his figurative work into bold self-contained graphic shapes that still retain the depth and atmosphere that is becoming his trademark. Craww is the latest artist in Blik's growing line of fine art partnerships.
Craww's interest lies in the ambiguity of images. A closer look reveals melancholy girls with big hands surrounded by crows and spilled ink. The dark, sleepy graphics in "Prayer," "Rain" and "Ascend" for Blik capture the subtle nature of his work.
"Working with Blik has been an exciting opportunity and one I hope that will be an ongoing collaboration," said Craww. "I could not have been more pleased with how the pieces turned out and how the graphics have managed to retain all of the integrity and quality of my line and brush work."
In 2009, Craww found critical acclaim for his painting nationwide. His journey into the art world has just begun, but Craww has been praised with early accolades. Through posting work on forum websites his distinct style has won him collectors from as far as New Zealand and the US. His representation of the human hands within his work gives his paintings and graphics a distinction, style, and a figurative composition, which has found fans amongst artists and collectors alike.
All of Craww's graphics are $70 and available online at Blik
beginning March 17.
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ABOUT CRAWW: Graphic designer and artist, Craww plies his trade from the fair city of Sheffield in the UK. Craww likes ambiguity. Pretty things in dark places, nasty things masquerading in beauty, hidden stories and happy accidents. He likes skulls, tattoos, crows and melancholic girls with big hands. Combining Photoshop with pencil, paint, way too much spilt ink and whatever else is at hand, he aims to bring his stream of consciousness doodlings to life with a mix of elegance, balance and disciplined chaos. For more information, www.craww.com.
ABOUT BLIK: Based in Venice, CA, Blik is a leading designer, manufacturer and retailer of innovative self-adhesive, removable surface graphics. Co-founded in 2002 by architect Scott Flora and food editor Jerinne Neils, Blik was an exploration into the concept of the "wall as canvas". Today, through pioneering production methods, original design and collaboration with such brands as Threadless, Nintendo and Charles & Ray Eames, Blik is a 2004 I.D. Magazine Product Design Distinction Award Winner and a 2006 participant in the esteemed Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial. The full Blik product line is available online and at retailers worldwide. For more information please visit www.whatisblik.com.