:Book Love: Herakut

5.13.2009



I love this one.


Cute. It's a little doggie.



I like the drips over this piece and the fact that the characters remain in sketch form and their rodent hats that they're wearing are more developed. Cool!


The cover art is beautiful and simple. Reminds me of a figure study but with a fun, street art twist to it. So nice!




My latest book purchase from Barnes & Noble. The book: Herakut, The Perfect Merge. The work of two German artists: Hera and Akut. Together they form a unique style that's fresh, with a bit of fine art and grafitti in the mix.
I particularly admire their childlike characters with enlarged heads, big eyes, lanky arms and legs with big hands and big feet, and the Pugs and other small dogs that frequently show up in their work. These childlike characters and little doggies though are cute, have a quiet sadness to them, you can see it in their eyes and postures. Their expressions are also a characteristic of what makes Herakut, in my opinion.
There's not much of green cheery meadows and bright colorful rainbows bursting with candy in this art book but there is a cute story that I'd like to add. It occured during a commision at a school, and it goes a little something like this:
" ...at an elementary school...there was this little group of silent first-graders. Tiny + scared..only moving in a bundle, close together...So we thought, "let's paint something cute for the little ones.. We painted a kitten image at their hiding place and what happened next really blew us of(f) our feet: these children stretched their arms out and stroke(d) their fingers across the concrete wall-petting the painting, pretending the kitty was real! In that moment we felt like super-heros with the power to turn a concrete wall into something lovable."
Aww, that's a cute story!
Herakut: The Perfect Merge
All photos: Merissa Revestir

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