Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Misaki Kawai

I love Misaki Kawai.  I remember when I first saw her work 8 years ago, and had my favorite type of reaction which somewhere between "What the hell?" and "This is genius!" - but I knew I liked it, and I still do.  It's one of my favorite people to show students to tell them that as long as their being earnest and applying themselves fully, the work will be great.  Kawai bends or discards nearly every academic rule, and yet, it works.  Picasso said "It took me four years to paint like Raphael, and a lifetime to paint like a child."  Misaki's ahead of the curve.
I even love her drawing of sweatshirt sizing.

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