BOY MEETS GIRL®: The Artist Series
I started creating, painting and sewing my own creations in the womb and came to New York from the Midwest to work for amazing designers after college and then started selling my own creations to stores door to door in the streets of NYC! So this collaboration is in my veins and it is at the root of what BOY MEETS GIRL® is all about and truly one of my favorite parts of being a creator. When I did my first tradeshow in 2001, I was asked by Levi's to create a piece out of their jeans. I remember the feeling of putting this piece together and the excitement I had that Levi's was giving me this opportunity.
I’m so excited to introduce to you the BOY MEETS GIRL® Artist Series! With my brand, I have collaborated with three amazing artists. They had the opportunity to get creative with the BOY MEETS GIRL® logo and it has been truly beautiful to see the direction each artist created inside the brand.
My heart is filled with so much joy thinking about this project and offering our platform to these talented artists. This is about rising artists and real people and sharing their creativity through the brand is magical. So without further ado, please meet the ARTISTS.
Cerise Zelentez is a New York-based artist, illustrator, writer and humorist. Her work has been featured in a number of groups and solo shows throughout New York and Paris, as well as publications including the New Yorker and the Paris Review. I actually featured her as a part of the BOY MEETS GIRL® Muse of the Week series in 2016, seen here. She took an animation approach to the logo, which I love. For the BOY MEETS GIRL® blog we asked her what the inspiration behind the logo is, and she stated, “Inspiration for this design was taken primarily from the BOY MEETS GIRL® logo itself, drawing on the awkward yet essential beauty of human interaction. With technology ever-growing, the aim was to stress the forgotten complexity of face to face relations, and the extraordinary impact one person can have on another with just the slightest contact.” Read more on the BOY MEETS GIRL® blog here.
Matthew Langille is an NYC-based artist and the designer known for his whimsy, humor, and sardonic wit. His work has been shown at galleries around the world and featured in numerous publications. Matthew utilized the logo featuring a polka dot design, and you all know how much I love polka dots… :)! On the BOY MEETS GIRL® blog, he let us know his inspiration for his design: “My concept for the BOY MEETS GIRL® Artist Series was a simple one. I used dots to fill the BOY MEETS GIRL® logo and found it simple and poetic to have each silhouette filled with dots, but of course, as in life no one human is the same but we are all made of the same human threads.”
Jason Gaskins is an illustrator and photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. His work can be found at Bet.com, Vibe.com, and TheGarnetteReport.com. Jason stated, “I was already a fan of the BOY MEETS GIRL® silhouette when I was introduced to the brand about two years ago. Along with the all the positive messages that they have been able to incorporate in the said logo; I felt my signature "galaxy motif " was a no-brainer for me. Conversely, the whole concept of BOY MEETS GIRL® made me think of the big bang theory and creation in general; making this collaboration both fitting and inspiring for me.”
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