All posts featuring MaricorMaricar

Teaching Tolerance- MaricorMaricar

We’re always excited to see just how far MaricorMaricar can push their incomparable stitching and embroidery skills. Together they have the ability to actually tell stories through thread and needle and never like to turn down a challenge. The pair were asked to help illustrate an article in a magazine called Ask Teaching Tolerance and depict reactions to a questions from English language learners and their skin colour. The magazine feature focuses on a teacher who wanted advice on how to intervene in situations where students from various races sometimes used words that depreciated themselves or others for having darker skin. By working closely with the editorial team it was decided that a colourful, patterned patchwork globe could show the global scope of the situation/question with bright and vibrant world. MaricorMaricar came up with a few different approaches but settled with the flat atlas version that you see here.

MaricorMaricar - "Graffitees"

We never tire of the wonderful work our illustrators come up with. One recent highlight is this MaricorMaricar collaboration with Stephen Cross and Simon Connor on a project called ‘Graffitees’.The project is all about beautifully embroidered patches that compliment and interact with existing famous clothing logos. The concept was the brainchild of Stephen and Simon who originally thought it was a great way to commemorate the late Steve Irwin but found that the project could go beyond that into something bigger. It would allow new narratives, statements and an inventive way to have some fun with iconic brand logos.Each patch was skillfully created by hand as per usual by our talented duo.

MaricorMaricar - Mosaic Science

MaricorMaricar were recently asked my Mosaic Science to take on a brief about ovarian cancer. Using unconventional embroidery fabrics and thread material along with some beautiful sewing and three dimensional touches they were able to create a series of delicate images to accompany the article which can be read here.   

HF Advent Calendar - 19th December

We begin day 19 of the HF calendar with a bang. Just take a look at this hand stitched piece created by our talented duo MaricorMaricar for South Korean department store Shinsegae last year.Be sure to click through and see all the beautiful details of the 80cm x 80cm piece but as it's Friday how about a video of the making of the piece?Click here and enjoy!

MaricorMaricar - Net Magazine

MaricorMaricar's recent Net magazine cover offers a beautiful meeting between digital and analog.The issue features the release of Wordpress 4.0 which needed to be visualised on the cover but instead of seeking a digital approach the team turned to our talented duo to do just the opposite and hand stitch the entire image.MaricorMaricar were happy to take this on and create what we think is a great cover that stands out from the crowd.