Blik, the innovative maker of self-adhesive surface graphics, just launched a new graphic with LA-based artist Anthony Clarkson. Exploring the art of Clarkson is akin to stepping through a portal into the dark side of childhood. Where innocence is mixed with troubled spirits, broken hearts, and a sense of emptiness.
Known for crafting portraits that cast a sinister shadow over innocent characters, Clarkson’s “All Sewn Up” depicts a fairy-like robot seamstress towering over a little girl clutching a broken heart surrounded by oversized spools of thread, pins, and buttons.
ABOUT ANTHONY CLARKSON: The art of Anthony Clarkson is a portal into child-like innocence, mixed with troubled spirits, broken hearts and a sense of emptiness. When Clarkson graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art in 2002, he was resolute in his decision to make a living as a graphic artist in the music industry. He was hired as the head graphic designer for a prominent record label in Los Angeles shortly thereafter. Embracing a vibrantly hyper realistic digital photo-manipulation technique, his first published album cover followed shortly after joining their ranks and quickly established a long list of published album covers for several bands on various labels. Clarkson’s art has been showcased in several galleries in the United States including Thinkspace, Gallery 1988, Cannibal Flower, and Copro Gallery. Clarkson is currently working on a new solo exhibition entitled “A Time to Forget” set to open at Thinkspace in February 2011. For more information please visit www.anthonyclarksonart.com.
ABOUT BLIK: Based in Venice, CA, Blik is the leading designer and maker 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 groundbreaking production methods, original design and collaboration with such brands as Threadless, Upper Playground, Nintendo and Charles & Ray Eames, Blik is an I.D. Magazine Product Design Distinction Award Winner and participated in the esteemed Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial. Blik was recently named as one of Entrepreneur’s Top 100 Brilliant Companies for 2010. For more information please visit www.whatisblik.com.
Look for more to come from Blik and Thinkspace in early 2011.
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