45 posts by Maïa

I’ve taken two weeks off to prepare for the exhibition and I’m pushing the last stretch. Four days left of full-time creativity and I’m loving it! I receive frequent, feline inspections for quality-control. The pencils smell fine, it seems.

February was my sister’s birthday. I wanted to make something special for her and felt inspired by one of David Hick’s ceramic pieces, thinking it would make a beautiful necklace. As I translated his piece into small Fimo beads, I realised this didn’t represent my sister much, and set out to make another piece that […]

I was under the influence of Lippstueck’s dreamy voice and jayrope’s random percussions  and sound loops when I drew the cover for Air Cushion Finish‘s latest release, lilli. ACF is best consumed live, if you can get your hands on a fresh set of this evasive duo. They have also teamed up with Gatis Silde on […]

How can you tell a story through sounds? How can you make it fun and engaging to tell? How do you allow a reader some freedom without losing him? Click here to see the making of this letterpress-printed sound story…

Here is what we’ve done with the Yeti, send us photos of your crafts at info(a)flamingoknees.com To make a Yeti, print page 2 of SQUISH playbook, which you can view by clicking here. TIP: if you want your yeti to last longer, press the leaves in an old phonebook for a week before using them.

[slideshow] So, the first issue of SQUISH is out! The best thing about it is that it is entirely FREE to download, click here to open then save the pdf: SQUISH_01_November2011 It contains colouring pages, templates for paper lanterns, how to make a bird marionette and more… I recommend printing it out on thicker paper, (160 gsm […]

Ok, so I admit I love onomatopoeia. And it’s no surprise that I’ve chosen to go with “SQUISH” as the title for my next venture, a small crafts/activity booklet for kids. I’m having so much fun making it. I have been playing around with logo ideas today.    

I was asked by the gallery La Maison to produce an A5 pamphlet, or tract, for a collaborative project as part of the 2011 summer event L’Art Contemporain et la Côte d’Azur. Cure d’Azote, the name of the project, is a wink at the puns in Duchamp’s experimental movie. I focused on the manifesto nature of […]

Here are the illustrations I did for Culture en Herbe music festival in situ, as part of a giant outdoor exhibition they had at the Arenes de Cimiez in Nice, France. photo courtesy of Marco Hugenin