Monthly Archives: April 2010
Kokeshi – are Japanese dolls, originally from northern Japan. They are handmade from wood, have a simple trunk and an enlarged head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face. The body has a floral design painted in red, black, and sometimes yellow, and covered with a layer of wax. One characteristic of kokeshi dolls is their lack of arms or legs. The bottom is marked with the signature of the artist.
Kokeshi show at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles opened July 11, 2009. Last day to view this amazing collection of dolls from past and present is Oct. 4, 2009.
Tashkent based editorial illustrator and freelance graphic artist Dmitry Ligay pushes his modern style through the diverse of fashion and lifestyle magazines.
Recently Dmirty took a part in the first ever book of 60 Russian illustrators released on Designcollector. Dmitry Ligay is an artist and illustrator from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He’s only 23 years old.
His artworks and websites.