Monday, August 6, 2007

And The Winner Is ...

Dear illustration contestants,

We, the publishers of spa_tien would like to thank you for your contributions and excellent work for the book ("what are literary weblogs?"). You are all highly talented artists.
We had a long discussion about your work and about who should be the winner. It wasn´t easy as there were quite a few submissions which were suitable to our project.
So finally we´ve decided to integrate the images of Kathleen York into our project. (Congratulations, Kathleen!) Her subway motives are versatile and still close to the subject.
As soon as the book will be published a link will be posted here in the blog for everybody to have a chance to have a look at it.
Thanks again for all your effort!

Hartmut Abendschein
Markus A. Hediger
Benjamin Stein
(Publishers of spa_tien)

Thursday, August 2, 2007

No More Submissions ...

... for the illustration contests. Thanks for sending in so many wonderful images. I hope the publishers will find the time to discuss and announce the winner this Sunday. I´ll post here as soon as I know more.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Asta Ostrovskaja

I guess our last submission before the contest ends is from Asta Ostrovskaja. She is from Vlnius, Lithuania.
Her concept is that 3 basic things are needed to create literal weblogs: work, creativity and observation.

Asta Ostrovskaja

Asta Ostrovskaja

Monday, July 30, 2007

Vladislava Hristova

Vladislava Hristova graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia,Bulgaria as a Master of Book Design. She has entered competitions for drawing, caricature and illustration.
At the moment she is working as an illustrator for Bulgarian, Turkish and Canadian companies.

Vladislava Hristova

Vladislava Hristova

Only One More Day To Go...

... so hurry up and send in the last submissions! :)

Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Deadline...

... is coming. Last submissions will be accepted on Tuesday July 31, 2008. The winner will be informed soon after.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

David Hartwell

David Hartwell is an artist and illustrator from Los Angeles. His illustrations relate to the inherent nature of signs and symbols.
As a writer reaches a wider audience, individual meaning shifts, even more. Here are David Hartwell´s 2 submissions for the illustration contest:

David Hartwell - M&G

David Hartwell -  Arbol

Martine Vanremoortele

Martine Vanremoortele sent in some illustrations for the illustration contest. She is a member of EDM group.

For the book she would like to find some interesting quotes (from the contributors) or more in general and illustrate it as seen in the two images below. You can see more of her images on her flickr account and her blog. For this contest she made the colored illustrations black & white, just to see if it would work.

Martine Vanremoortele

Martine Vanremoortele

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Casey Toussaint

A few days ago, Casey Toussaint sent in some illustrations based on Arthur Rimbaud's prose poem "The Bridges". She had been thinking of entering the illustration contest, but hadn't read the rules, so she first did them in color instead of black and white.

I´m glad she took the time to do a few more, using the same ideas, as stated in her blog:
“What is Literary blog?”- the arts being bridges to one another, literary blogs leading, like everything else on the internet, to each other as well as to other blogs and sites, the fragmentary way we read, appreciate things and get information from blogs, and so on….

Casey Toussaint - Bridges 1

Casey Toussaint - Bridges 2

Casey Toussaint - Bridges 3

Casey Toussaint - Bridges 4

Casey Toussaint - Bridges 5

Casey Toussaint - Bridges 6

Casey Toussaint - Bridges 7

Here's an English translation of Rimbaud's prose poem:
The Bridges

Skies the gray of crystal. A strange design of bridges, some straight, some arched, others descending at oblique angles to the first; and these figures recurring in other lighted circuits of the canal, but all so long and light that the banks, laden with domes, sink and shrink. A few of these bridges are still covered with hovels, others support polls, signals, frail parapets. Minor chords cross each other and disappear; ropes rise from the shore. One can make out a red coat, possibly other costumes and musical instruments. Are these popular tunes, snatches of seigniorial concerts, remnants of public hymns? The water is gray and blue, wide as an arm of the sea. A white ray falling from high in the sky destroys this comedy.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Colorful Images By Caseytoussaint

Caseytoussaint of rue Manuel bis had planned to join the contest too. Unfortunately she didn´t read the rule about the black and white (or grey shades) - rule.
Her images are wonderful but can´t be printed this way. Check out her work here. Maybe she will convert them to black and white, just to try out whether it will look good too.
As she had all the work and as these images are beautiful, I´m going to show them here.

What is a Literary weblog?” - the arts being bridges to one another, literary blogs leading, like everything else on the internet, to each other as well as to other blogs and sites, the fragmentary way we read, appreciate things and get information from blogs, and so on… . Casey Toussaint