Monday, November 10, 2008

John Clark: pen and ink in words and images






Love these bold and powerful portraits? Well, you're not alone. The work of gifted artist John Clark is featured in the November issue of Domino, along with other rather talented portrait artists. Upon first view I was blown away by his sheer talent and imagination, and I loved his fresh take on the traditional portrait. Clark takes random pages from books and draws portraits right over the words, leaving key phrases highlighted. His style is very graphic and minimalist, yet I think there is an element of whimsy and the tongue-in-cheek in his work. And you can request a custom portrait, too, which would be insanely cool to have or to give. Check out his Etsy shop and see for yourself.

(Images courtesy of John Clark)

7 comments:

Georgia (AKA g-bug) said...

so cool.

i will definitely be checking out his shop!

citysage said...

These would make AMAZING holiday gifts---my mom would love a pair of portraits like this, one of my and one of my sister. It's just incredible to me that through the magic of etsy we can commission work from such talented artists for so reasonable a price...thanks for the share on this one, Chris!

Claire said...

This has my name written all over it : )

carolina bleu said...

i love john clark's work!

creativelush said...

NICE!!

This stuff is really cool. Good designs. LOVE the text. Stuff with text makes my heart happy


Oh and by the way, I never actually got the chance yet to say what a lovely and kick butt blogger you are!!! You do such a good job on all of them. You are really good at keeping up with them and posting such lovely and thoughtful stuff. : ) Keep up the good work.

Lynne said...

I like these - they are very striking. I definitely need to check out that shop.

kat said...

Very cool. Thanks for sharing. Those of us who can't get their hands on a copy of Domino need to keep up somehow : )