05 September 2010

Daphne 01: Sketches by Daphne Yap

Daphne 01: Sketches by Daphne Yap
Daphne 01: Sketches by Daphne Yap



I bought this book on a recommendation from my boyfriend, who asked me one day "Have you heard of Daphne Yap?". Um, who? He told me I should look her up as he thought I'd like her art. The web search I did led me to a few pieces of her work and they were sort of conflicting - similar styles of general art but very different themes. Then I saw this book. I'd liked the style of the art I'd seen but it was hard to get a sense of just what she did online, I liked the cover of this book but still I wasn't sure. So I asked the bf - was he sure enough that I should order her book? Yup.

He was right. This book is amazing, though maybe too short. The description isn't kidding - you'll find things like chickens crossed with ballerinas or cats crossed with bagpipes. But you'll also find more normal looking people with unique fashions. Toy lines that would make your children cry. Etc. Unique sketches that deserve a look or two. Heck they deserve to be called something better than sketches as I think of sketches as something more like silly doodles I do.
5/5 stars

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