Have you ever heard of cheese dreams? I was told by a reliable source (a guy I met at a party once) that if you eat a slice of cheese before bed you're guaranteed the wildest, wackiest dreams of your life. I'm not sure if there's a correlation between the more cheese you eat before bed and the crazier your dreams are… but I tried it a few month ago with a handful of mozzarella and I can confirm that yes, things did get weird in slumber land that night!
Anyhow, when I look at Kasia Hugstoli's doodlings, that's what I wonder. Does she eat a lot of cheese before bed? Because there's something so dreamy and weird about her simple marks on paper. They feel certain, too. As if she just wakes up from a cheese dream, grabs a pen, and has to jot down this visual as quick as she can, knowing that in a few seconds it'll all be forgotten and she'll slip back into the real world.
Enjoy! (preferably with a slice of cheese in hand)
From skulls, strange creatures and weird objects, Alvarez Ortega Bianchi from Buenos Aires Argentina, likes to create series of playful images full of fun characters. I had the opportunity to exchange some lines with him and this is what he told me about his work:
"I'm a director in my own studio, Cucacolor, where we develop graphic design, art direction and illustration. I like to think that everything that I saw or liked, or make me felt something, lies randomly into my works. Also like to include everyday stuff in there. I’m such a fanatic of details and little things that make the works special, at least for me. Most of my works are hand drawn, with lovely black ink, sometimes I’d use magic markers to add a little color and sometimes I’d do it digitally. It depends on the project, because I also love to make big paintings, murals in the street or wherever I find the right place. Salud!"
There is something decidedly disturbing, mongrel, and off-kilter about John Casey’s illustrations. But, like a horror film, you won’t turn away. Rest assured, you will click through the entire series— if only by peeking through webbed-fingers.