Horrorwood is Jack Hankins, a British illustrator and paper toy designer currently living in Japan.
Jack likes to draw nasty beasts of all varieties.
A more detailed profile can be found here

You can contact the artist at info(at)horrorwood.info or through the contact page.

Posts tagged "Exhibitions"

Jet Plastic and Fonotune

Last year I was invited by German designer Fabian Huebner of Fint design to provide work for 2 very exciting projects. The first was to create a cover illustration and some logos for a new comic anthology that he is working on called Jet Plastic.
I have included my logo and a preview of the illustration here, but please head over to the site for more details on the project as well as a look at the other fantastic artists involved.

The second project was to provide some paper toys to promote Fabian’s feature film Fonotune.
Though it is taking me a long time, eventually there will be a toy for each of the 3 main characters in the film.
Last month an exhibition event was held in Berlin to promote the film called Fntnism and samples of my first toy were handed out to visitors. Fabian kindly sent me a pack of goodies from the event and again you can get a sneak peek of my work in the image below.

 

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Kickstarter Success

Totally after the fact as usual but I am incredibly pleased to announce that the Shove It! Kickstarter was a success and we ended up with 45% over the target fund raising amount. This means that the exhibition will go ahead as planned in June. Many thanks to Baykiddead and all involved for their hard work.

I myself made a small contribution to get hold of an awesome commemorative t-shirt designed by British illustrator Uberkraaft featuring the following image:

Here also is a full reveal of my design. I have ordered a few decks for myself and can’t wait to see how the real thing looks.

As for the paper toy you will have to wait for the exhibition.

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Shove It! Kickstarter

A Kickstarter program has now been started by Baykiddead to help cover the costs of putting on the Shove It! exhibition that I introduced in my last post.
However they are not simply asking for donations – with Kickstarter rewards are offered depending on how much you contribute. For example if you pledge $75 then you can receive one of the decks from the exhibition. This time the pledge range is from between $5 and $10000. The project must reach its target of $6250 by April 3rd or all pledges will be lost.

Below is an updated selection of decks designs that have been submitted so far and also a widget displaying the current status of the campaign.
Every little helps so please contribute if you can. It’s a chance to help a great project and get hold of some amazing artwork.

 

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Shove It!

A little while back paper pal Baykiddead invited me to take part in a very exciting project.
He told me that he was gathering artists for a group exhibition entitled Shove It! to raise money to build America’s largest free outdoor skatepark in downtown Des Moines (Iowa).
My job was to design a skateboard deck and accompanying paper toy.

The deck proved to be a big challenge as it a unique size and shape to work with and it took me a lot longer than I expected. Thankfully I just managed to finish my pieces before the deadline.
Baykiddead just revealed a preview of the first 5 designs, which can be seen above.
My design is titled “False Idol” and is my usual occult demon face affair.

Shove It! will take place from June 7th at the Polk County Heritage Gallery in Des Moines.
All the details including the artist line-up etc. can be found by clicking here.
There is also a Shove It! Facebook page.

I am extremely grateful for this amazing opportunity and hope that my contribution will go some way to helping realize this very worthwhile project.

去年の年末にペーパークラフト関係の友達Baykiddeadに凄く面白いプロジェクトに参加しないかと招待された。
そのプロジェクトとは、アメリカ最大の無料スケートボード場を作るための資金を集めるグループアート展。
展示会のタイトルは「Shove It!」(「ショービット」)で、今年アイオワ州の州都デモインで開催する予定です。
僕の仕事はスケボとペーパークラフトの2点セットのデザイン。

スケボのためのイラストは初めてで、サイズと形は普段描くイラストと全然違うので結構大きなチャレンジだった。思ったより時間が掛かったがどうにか締め切りまで2作を完成させた。
今週Baykiddeadはスケボのデザインを5枚披露しました。(上の写真)
僕のデザインのタイトルは「False Idol」(偶像)で、いつも通りのオカルトなイメージです。

Shove It!はデモインのPolk County Heritage Galleryで6月7日から開催される予定。参加アーティストなどの詳しい情報はこちら専用Facebookページもあります。

この凄いプロジェクトに参加出来て本当に嬉しい。スケートボード場が実現されれば最高です。

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Permutations

A few weeks ago I went to see a group show called “Permutations” which included the work of some artist friends who I have previously collaborated with on many occasions – namely Adrian Goodhand (photography), Junya Aga (sculpture) and Jeremy Lanig (photography).
They were joined by Mami Nagaoki a professional travel photographer.
The exhibition was held at Gallery MaruR in Kitahama Alley, Takamatsu (previous haunt of my Gravity shows).
I was also kindly invited to join but declined due to lack of time.
I have to say that the result was probably better without my work.
The three walls of the gallery were covered with photos with an intricate hanging instillation in the center making for a perfect balance which fitted the space well.
I apologize that this report is well after the fact but below are a few photos to give you a taste of the show.

この間、「Permutations」というグループ展をたずねた。
4人のアーティストの作品が紹介されて、その内の3人は以前何回も一緒に展示会をしたアート仲間の
Adrian Goodhand(写真)、阿河淳也(スカルプチャー)とJeremy Lanig(写真)。
あと一人はプロの写真家ナガオキ・マミ。
場所は昔Gravity展を開催した高松の北浜アリーの「ギャラリーMaruR」。
実は僕も参加に誘ってもらったのですが、最近時間がないので残念ながら断りました。
でも、見に行くとすごくよくまとまった雰囲気で、僕の作品はない方がいいと感じました。
ギャラリーの三つの壁にアーティストごとに写真がいっぱい展示されていて、真ん中に淳也さんの繊細なスカルプチャーが
つり下がっていた。スペースにぴったり合った、バランスのいい展示でした。
イベントがもう終わってしまったので、このリポートは遅すぎと思うけど、ちょっと雰囲気を味わってもらえると思うので
写真を何枚かアップします。

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Far Away Photos

Last weekend our show “Far Away So Close” came to an end.
I wasn’t able to participate as fully as I would have liked to, but according to reports we had a lot of positive feedback.
Hopefully our group will continue to exhibit in various forms from now on.
Here are a few pictures to give you a taste of the show.

先週展示会が終了しました。
今回は残念ながら本格的に参加することを出来なかったけど、お客さんからの評価は良かったそうです。
今後もこのグループで色んなかたちで活動できたらいいと思います。
展示会の雰囲気を味わうために写真を何枚アップします。












 

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Far Away So Close

Apologies for the lack of activity recently.
We returned to England for a month and since then work and family business has kept me very busy.
On top of that my computer died taking some of my artwork along with it…

Anyway, here at last is the finished colour version of “Tatargami” that I introduced a few months ago.
I am currently exhibiting this piece and a few others here in Takamatsu as part of a group art show entitled “Far Away So Close”. It features the work of foreign artists living in my area as well some of our Japanese friends. Many diciplines are represented and I think it makes for a very interesting show.

The exhibition is being held at Salon De Rubis from October 24th until November 27th.
If you happen to be in the area please pop in. Details can be found on the postcards below.

長らくごぶさたしていました。。
夏に一ヶ月ほどイギリスに帰っていたのと、その後もずっと仕事やプライベートな事で忙しかったうえに
パソコンが完全に壊れてしまって、作品データの一部も消えてしまった。

今回この前紹介した「祟り神」の完成品をやっとアップします。
現在高松市内でグループ展示会に参加していて、この作品も出しています。
今回の展示会は香川県に住んでいる外国人と知り合いの日本人アーティストによるもので、タイトルは「Far Away So Close」。色んな分野の作品が展示されているので凄く面白いショーになると思う。
ルビー商会の「Salon De Rubis」で10月24日~11月27日まで開催されています。もし機会があれば是非寄ってください。詳細は以下のポストカードに。

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Better Late Than Never

This is very late but here are another 2 of my paper toy customs that are now available for download.

Firstly we have a special Calling All Cars toy that I did in collaboration with ToysREvil.
Some of you may remember that I first created this toy for sale at the Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention 2009.

In celebration of 5 years of the ToysREvil blog I remixed the design as a special birthday version that can now be downloaded for free.
Click here or the banner above to go grab it. More pics on my site here.

Secondly we have one of my most eleborate custom pieces to date, which I did for Marko Zubak’s wonderful ye-boT initiative. He is called “The Guardian”.

Marko displayed his work along with customs from many international artists at a special exhibition in Croatia. It was all very professionally done and Marko even produced a very nice catalogue for the show.

You can download the designs and find out more about the project at the dedicated ye-boT site here.
More pics on my site here.

Marko also produces a very high level PDF paper toy magazine called “II LOVE” and in the latest issue (#5)
he was kind enough to feature my work along with an interview. You can download your copy for free by clicking here.

大変遅くなりましたが、僕がカスタムしたペーパークラフトを2個紹介します。

最初はおもちゃニュースブログ「ToysREvil」のために作った特別な「Calling All Cars」カスタム。
見覚えある方もいるかもしれませんが、このキャラクターは去年シンガポールのおもちゃ展覧会「STGCC」の限定商品としてリリースした。
今回は「ToysREvil」の5年記念のために誕生日バージョンとして作り直した。
ここか上の画像をクリックしたら無料でダウンロード出来ます。
詳しい写真はこちら

次は多分今まで僕の一番細かいカスタムになる。Marko Zubakの「ye-boT」プロジェクトのためにデザインした「The Guardian」。
Markoは世界の色んなアーティストからデザインを募集して、母国のクロアチアで特別な展示会を開催した。
写真で拝見しただけですが、凄くハイレベルなイベントだった。Markoは素敵な展覧会カタログまで作ってくれた。
ここをクリックしたらye-boTの専用サイトから色んなデザインをダウンロード出来る。展示会の写真も載っています。
僕のデザインの詳しい写真はこちら

他にもMarkoは豪華なペーパークラフトのPDF雑誌も作っています。
最新版(#5)には僕の作品集とインタビューを載せてくれました。しかも10ページほど!
ここをクリックしたら無料でダウンロード出来ます

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A World of Artists in Kagawa

I was recently invited to take part in a group exhibition called “A World of Artists in Kagawa”.
The exhibition was designed to showcase the work of foreign residents of my prefecture (Kagawa, Japan).

There will be a wide range of work on display and I think it is a very interesting concept for a show.
The show will run from March 16th-27th in the ground floor plaza of I-PAL international centre in Takamatsu.

If you are around please feel free to pop in any time.
For more details click the poster image below.

There is also an official blog for the exhibition with artist profiles etc.:
http://foreignartkagawa.wordpress.com/

この間グループ展示会「A World of Artists in Kagawa」に参加しないかと招待された。
展示会のコンセプトは香川県に住んでいる外国人アーティストの作品を紹介するというもの。
アーティスト達の出身国もジャンルも本当に様々で
色々な作品を楽しめる面白いイベントになると思う。
3月の16日~27日 高松市のI-PAL香川アイパルプラザ(1F)で開催される。
入場は無料。是非見に来てください。
詳細は以下のポスターをクリック。

アーティストのプロフィールなどが載っている展示会専用のブログはこちら:
http://foreignartkagawa.wordpress.com/

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Gravity Comes and Goes

My group art show “The Art of Gravity” came to a close last week.
Though we were not overwhelmed with visitors, there was a pretty good turn out.
As always everyone managed to muddle together an interesting display with a wide variety of works on offer.

As mentioned before I decided to try an all papercraft exhibition for the first time.
Though displaying paper is a little trickier than illustrations, I think I was successful and it was great to see all of the stuff I had been hording in boxes finally seeing the light of day.

Having so many different people’s work as part of my display certainly made an impact and I’d like to say thanks again to all of you who have contributed designs to the Calling All Cars series or who have done collabo work with me so far.

Below are a few photos of my stuff and a full gallery can be seen by clicking this link.

僕が参加しているグループ展示会「The Art of Gravity」が先週終了しました。
びっくりするくらい沢山の人が来てくれたわけではないけど、良い経験になりました。
相変わらず、幅広いジャンルの作品の集まりなのに不思議と良いディスプレイが出来た。
以前書いた、今回僕は初めてペーパークラフトばかりを展示することにした。
ペーパークラフトは確かにイラストよりディスプレイしにくいけど、結果的には成功したと思う。
ずっとダンボール箱に眠っていた作品がやっと日の目を見た。
「Calling All Cars」のシリーズや他のコラボ・プロジェクトのおかげで、僕の物だけではなくて、色んなアーティストの作品も展示することが出来た。
コラボして頂いたアーティスト達に再び感謝します。
以下は僕のディスプレイの写真。全体のギャラリーはこちらへ


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Urban Paper Show Tokyo


Following hot on the heels of the Urban Paper show in the Netherlands, the next exhibition will be held here in Japan from September 7th-20th.
Josh McKible (Nanibird) kindly organized the event, which will be held at Cafe Pause in Tokyo run by Tokyo-based writer Jean Snow.
At present there are 13 artists confirmed for the show including Josh and myself.
In celebration of the opening of the show Josh also created a very lovely little paper toy mascot (above) which can be downloaded here.
I will also be revealing my Jumbo Go Bananas craft for the first time (below) in Tokyo.
This special toy will only be available at my exhibitions and possibly in limited quantities on my website at a later date.

Urban Paper」発売記念の展示会はまだまだ続く。アメリカ、オランダに引き続き、今回は東京!
Nanibird」のJosh McKibleがまとめ役になってくれた。ライターのJean Snowが経営している池袋のCafe Pauseで、9月7日~20日に開催。
今のところ、僕とJoshを含めて13人のペーパーアーティストの作品が展示されます。
Joshは展示会のために特別にとても可愛いペーパークラフトのマスコット(上参照)を作ってくれた。ここをクリックしたらダウンロード出来ます。
今回僕は「Go Bananas」の巨大バージョン(下参照)を初めてお披露目する。
このクラフトは展示会でしか手に入らないけど、人気があったら後日ネットでも提供するかもしれない。

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The Art of Gravity Part 4

From September 19th-27th we will be holding the 4th instalment of the Art of Gravity group art show.
This time we are back up to 8 members and as always span a wide range of genres.
There will be papercraft, illustration, t-shirts, photography, jewellery, accessories, bags, sculpture and more.

I will be mainly exhibiting my papercraft this time, as I have so many models now and hope that it will make for an interesting display.

If anyone happens to be in Takamatsu, Japan at this time please come along.
Details can be found on the poster above or by visiting the Gravity homepage.

9月の連休を含む9月18日~27日に「The Art of Gravity展」の第4弾を開催します。
今回は第2弾と同じ8人のメンバーが参加します。
イラスト、ペーパークラフト、Tシャツ、写真、ジュエリー、アクサセリー、バッグ、彫刻など、相変わらず幅広いジャンルをカバーしています。

僕は今回ペーパークラフトばかり展示しようと思っている。

この時期高松にいましたら、是非寄ってみてね!
詳細は上のポスターもしくは「Gravity」のホームページをご覧ください。

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