sarajo frieden illustrations

posted by the scholar on October 9th, 2007
filed under: art, illustration

i am cuckoo for coco puffs about the gorgeous artwork from california artist sarajo frieden. she uses a combination of pencil, gouache, collage, acrylic paint and other media to create her richly vivid illustrations. sarajo’s client include american express, gourmet magazine, the washington post and unicef. she’s also received recognition and awards from american illustration and society of illustrators. you won’t be surprised after you take a peek:

sarajo_frieden_this_flooded_world

sarajo_frieden_keep_talking_america

sarajo_frieden_night_processionsarajo_frieden_curvy_plant

sarajo_frieden_fishlamp

sarajo_frieden_funny_housessarajo_frieden_reading_is_cool

sarajo_frieden_speaking_in_tongues

sarajo_frieden_away_we_go

i love her nearly decadent, bejeweled color palette, flowy yet strong lines, nature themes and positive, inviting energy that is coming off these pieces.

i’d also love to see that reading is cool print (made using adobe illustrator) in every library around the world.

check out her blog here and purchase her prints there.


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4 Responses to “sarajo frieden illustrations”

  1. Baby Milo Says:

    WOW… I havnt seen anything like it. What a strange mixture of mediums to create such unique art. I’m truly impressed.

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi baby milo,

    oops! when i wrote this post, i made a mistake and said that sarajo uses digital techniques to finish these pieces. these are actually paintings that incorporate all the media i listed except for digital! the only piece that is computer generated is the reading is cool piece, which she created in adobe illustrator.

    thanks for your visit!

  3. sosser Says:

    i want to see “dissent is patriotic” hanging in the white house. seriously.

  4. the scholar Says:

    seriously that is my favorite piece. well i should n’t say that because i really like all of them, but i love the silhouette heads and the fact that the statement is a profound and authentic observation of american culture.

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