June 25, 2013

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Gabriela Mirensky

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No Place Like Home…

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Hot off the press, The Beginner’s Guide to Running Away from Home is Red Nose Studio’s (aka Chris Sickels) latest ouevre. Written by Jennifer LaRue Huget, this lovely new book features Chris Sickels’ endearing—albeit sometimes dark—characters. Chris’ three-dimensional scenes are built to become two-dimensional photographs, so his work must combine multimedia …

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Hot off the press, The Beginner’s Guide to Running Away from Home is Red Nose Studio‘s (aka Chris Sickels) latest ouevre. Written by Jennifer LaRue Huget, this lovely new book features Chris Sickels’ endearing—albeit sometimes dark—characters.

Chris’ three-dimensional scenes are built to become two-dimensional photographs, so his work must combine multimedia sculpture with photography and illustration. His 3-D illustrations are built from a variety of materials: sets and puppets are a combination of wire, fabric, cardboard, wood, miniatures, found objects and anything within arms reach. Any object is fair game—for one illustration he constructed an old-fashioned canister vacuum cleaner from a jumble of materials including a garlic press, a tire gauge and the cord from an old electric skillet. To top it off every ‘puppet’ has the signature red nose, which brings a rosy dose of whimsy to each expressive face.

Chris’ illustrations appear in advertising, magazines, books, newspapers, packaging, character development and animation. His work has been honored by virtually every award institution or annual and has been featured in How, Print, Creativity and 3×3 Magazine, as well as in a number of art and design books including Taschen’s Illustration Now!. He has twice been honored with the Carol Anthony Grand Prize award from the Society of Illustrators 3-D Salon. Two of his short films, The Red Thread Project and Innards were selected to screen at the 2005 and 2006 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival.

Although the book is geared towards four– to eight-year-olds, adults will certainly enjoy Chris’ amazing talent via his illustrations and, maybe, even reminisce about their childhood desires to run away from home.

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