Taschen Jamie Hewlett

Taschen Jamie Hewlett
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SynopsisInside the Mind of Jamie Hewlett 25 years of works, from Gorillaz to The SuggestionistsPresentationFrom Tank Girl to art-pop phenomenon Gorillaz, Jamie Hewlett is one of the most energetic pop culture figures of the past 20 years. Gathering more than 400 of his artworks, including strips, sketches, and works from his Saatchi Gallery show in 2015, Hewletts first ever monograph celebrates a polymath artist who refuses to rest on his laurels or to be pigeonholed in any particular practice.sold out after just two weeks, this second edition features a brand new cover.with influences ranging from hip-hop to zombie slasher movies, Hewlett emerged in the mid-1990s as co-creator of the zeitgeist-defining Tank Girl comic. With then-roommate Damon Albarn, he went on to create the unique cartoon band Gorillaz, a virtual pop group of animated characters, who have recorded five albums and mounted breathtaking live spectacles.since then, Hewlett has continued to collaborate with Albarn on projects including an elaborate staging of the Chinese novel Monkey: Journey to the West by Wu Chengen, complete with circus acrobats, Shaolin monks, and Chinese singers. In 2006, he was named Designer of the Year by the Design Museum in London, and in 2009, Hewlett and Albarn won a bafta for their animated Monkey sequence for the Beijing Olympic Games. More recently, The Suggestionists, an exhibition of prints at the Saatchi Gallery in London, demonstrated an exciting new direction in Hewletts practice.this taschen edition, Hewletts first major monograph, illustrates his thrilling creative journey with more than 400 artworks from the Tank Girl era through Gorillaz and up to the present day. Through stories, characters, strips, and sketches, we trace Hewletts exceptional capacity for invention and celebrate a polymath artist who refuses to rest on his laurels or to be pigeonholed into a particular practice.product Description and DetailsHardcover 25cm x 31.7 cm | 424 pages.isbn: 9783836560931.Edition: English.

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