Alice in process…

Instead of the question “Who is Alice?” there are now paths leading to what Alice might come to be…

22 Apr 2015

Moleskine Alice: dutch papercut artist Rogier Wieland's incredible stop-motion!




Moleskine Alice Collection

"The video is an invite to you, dear Moleskine fan, to imagine where your own notebook might take you. What curiosities would one find inside your notebook, what treasures lie between its pages and along its spine? Be inspired to embark on a creative journey like no other with the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Limited Edition Collection. Created in partnership with the British Library, all notebooks feature quotes from Lewis Carroll's literary masterpiece and reproductions of original John Tenniel illustrations on the covers, a page of Carroll's original handwritten manuscript reproduced on the flyleaves, illustrated paperband b-sides as well as Playing Cards stickers in the back pocket. A limited run of 5,000 numbered copies of a fifth design with clothbound cover is exclusively available on official Moleskine ecommerce sites and stores worldwide."

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Moleskine Alice Collection

21 Apr 2015

Alice Project 150: 150 illustrators commemorate Alice in Wonderland


In her 150 years of adventures,
Alice asks us:
Who are you?


















150 ALICE PROJECT

ABOUT

"150Alice is a project celebrating the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. We have brought together 150 brilliant illustrators from around the world that have each created a single page for this 300-page book. 

The project promotes the illustrators’ art in a unique way and gives them an opportunity to create a masterpiece together. It provides them a platform to give back to the community by expressing themselves and sharing their talent with the world. 

Lewis Carroll created Wonderland, and the story surrounding it, out of his love of entertaining children. His story gained great success and 150 years later is still enjoyed by children all over the world. 

We are here to drive forward Lewis Carroll’s idea of encouraging art and creativity among children. At 150Alice, all profits from this book will be donated to educating children in China and Mongolia about art and creativity. With your generous support, we can help a generation of children develop a more vivid imagination."


23 Mar 2015

Alice in Wonderland: The making of a style icon



Fot: Annie Leibovitz. John Galliano (the Queen of Hearts)



Kiera Vaclavik
The Independent, monday 23 march 2015.

"Gianni Versace compared himself to her, many of the world's most beautiful women have been photographed as her, and the great and the good of the fashion world have lined up to dress her. Alice in Wonderland may be 150 but her style seems to be eternal. 

In 2003, Annie Leibovitz shot the American Vogue Christmas photo essay, for which the likes of Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Paul Gaultier produced a new dress for Alice. There was just one stipulation: it had to be blue. 

Fast-forward 10 years to another Christmas, and couture Alice had gone mainstream. In 2013, the cornerstone of the British high street, Marks & Spencer, unveiled an opulent feature film-esque TV ad, with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as Alice entering an urban rabbit hole, shedding her surface world clothes as she hurtles down into wonderland (revealing more than a glimpse of RHW's lingerie range for M&S in the process), only to land smack in the middle of a tea party presided over by mad hatter male model, David Gandy. 

 M&S's simple blue "Alice" party dress quickly sold out (and was particularly popular with older ladies, judging by the online comments posted by shoppers). As one promotional Disney video of 2010 proclaimed in insistent and repeated upper case: ALICE IS THE NEW BLACK. 

 It was Carroll himself who first styled Alice, in the manuscript which he offered to his friend Alice Liddell as a Christmas gift in 1864. In these drawings, Alice undergoes a series of costume changes – probably as a result of Carroll's untrained draughtmanship: necklines constantly shift, sleeves shrink and grow, seams, tucks and collars appear and disappear. Such problems were ironed out when Sir John Tenniel, the illustrious Punch cartoonist, took over the reins for the first published edition of 1865. Still widely known today, these illustrations contributed enormously to the initial success of the text. Alice is shown consistently as a smartly but not too fussily dressed Victorian child. The pinafore which Tenniel adds – and is such an important part of our own conceptualisation of Alice today – suggests a certain readiness for action and lack of ceremony. (…)"

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22 Mar 2015

Amazing Alices in a hybrid oneiric book

The Mad Tea Party by Roby Dui 


Mini Grey

Giovanni Robustelli

These pictures are be part of the book:

Alice's with each chapter illustrated by a different artist

Alice in Wonderland
A Sesquincentennial Edition.
Aforethought by Brian Sibley.
Inky Parrot Press.


More artists: Kaori Ogawa, Janet Wolley, Vasilis Papatsarouchas, Ian Whadcock, among others.

ISBN 978-0-9558343-9-4