Sunday, November 6, 2011

Rare Device Gallery Opening UPDATE

Yesterday's gallery opening was a great success! We'd like to thank everyone who made it, and those who made it happen: Giselle from Rare Device, Asaki who made us a gorgeous window display, our friend Liz who helped pull this off in such a short amount of time, and James for expertly driving nails.
We had a great time sharing Round Robin with you and we hope to see you again soon!

Almost all paintings are gone, so hurry over before Nov. 8th to see the show and maybe pick up a book or some art for your walls!

The Round Robins,
Dani, Jenn and Katy

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

ROUND ROBIN at Rare Device !

Rare Device, a design product/book shop and art gallery, is hosting a ROUND ROBIN book signing and gallery openng for us this Saturday at 2~5pm ! 

Along with the books, the gallery will be exhibiting our new 8 original bookplate paintings (4x6"), and 11 selected sequential prints (11x14") from our first and second books. The exhibition will only be up for 4 days, from 11/05 to11/08
Also, our friend, the amazing display artist, Asaki Oda, is designing our window display and it'll also be up at Rare Device this Saturday !  please come join us !

Thursday, October 27, 2011


ROUND ROBIN is a collaborative illustration project undertaken by Daniela Stijleva, Katy Wu, and Jennifer C. Chang.

It consists of three books, each centered on a series of fifteen illustrations that are connected through an "add-on" word game. Each artist takes a turn in providing a word inspired by the one previously supplied, until 15 two-word combinations are completed (ex. A+B, B+C, C+A). Each artist uses only words written by her counterparts as inspiration for her illustration. With each painting, the artist is challenged to create artwork on subjects outside her comfort zone.  At the same time, the artist can bring the power of interpretation and imagination to bear on the topic. Thus, each illustration in the book is connected to the previous and subsequent pages in a literal sense.

round robin
[often as adj. ] a tournament in which each competitor plays in turn against every other : a round-robin competition.
a petition, esp. one with signatures written in a circle to conceal the order of writing.
• a letter written by several people in turn, each person adding text before passing the letter on to someone else : [as adj. ] a round-robin letter.
a series or sequence : an inconclusive round robin of talks in Cairo, Washington, and New York.