Animal Box: 100 Postcards by 10 Artists (100 postcards of cats, dogs, hens, foxes, lions, tigers and other creatures, 100 designs in a keepsake box)


Price: $17.09
(as of Jan 21,2021 00:35:16 UTC – Details)

Cats, dogs, hens, foxes, lions, tigers, even lemurs–this character-filled collection, curated by Brooklyn-based artist and illustrator Happy Menocal, features one hundred animal postcards from ten celebrated artists: Katharine Barnwell, Ben Giles, David Howell, Charlotte Linton, Geoffrey Martin, Menocal, Alice Pattullo, Sirichai, Adrien Vermont, and Kazumi Yoshida. The colorful cards, in our popular postcard box format, are ideal for correspondence, display, or a little company. A booklet about the artists highlights their creative processes, influences, and favorite creatures.


From the Publisher

Q&A with the artists of Animal Box (excerpt from About the Artists)

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barnwell

Giles

Giles

howell

howell

Katherine Barnwell

What is the most satisfying part of your process?

The happiest time is when I feel I’ve done the subject justice. When it appears as a warm, lovely, living, creature with the bones and muscles where they should be and it can almost make a noise. That’s joy!

Ben Giles

Is there an animal that comes most naturally to you to collage?

Cats, butterflies, stags, weird bird people, weird lizard people.

David Howell

Where do you find the inspiration for your work?

Nature and its patterns still move me. It could be the texture of a glacial erratic, or the flash of color of fish swimming through a wave. They stretch my eye.

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Linton

Linton

Martin

Martin

Patullo

Patullo

Charlotte Linton

Is there an animal that comes most naturally to you to draw?

I am very good at drawing bunnies with rather animated leaps.

Geoffrey Martin

Please describe your creative process and materials.

I work in watercolor, using different techniques depending on the subject I am painting; I try to capture the ‘personality’ of each animal.

Alice Pattullo

What has been the most unlikely source?

I once made a ‘treatise of trichology’ that was purely inspired by historical obscurities and superstitions surrounding the subject of hair.

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Sirachi

Sirachi

Vermont

Vermont

Yoshida

Yoshida

Sirichai

Is there an animal that comes most naturally to you to draw?

Insects. They are so abstract.

Adrien Vermont

What is the most satisfying part of your process?

I make scientific drawings with children’s materials! My thinking is: ‘If a child can do this, I can too’ and ‘If a scientist can do this, I can too. It is quite difficult, but it is so joyful to bring together the opposite sides of something. It is more complete.

Kazumi Yoshida

If you were to wake up tomorrow as an animal, what would you want to be?

An eagle.

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Who has been most influential to your work?

Hockney is my all around favorite—I love his work, attitude and how hard working and prolific he is. For animals, Audubon is really the guy, and I love what Walton Ford is doing in that vein today.

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