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.

1 comment:

  1. Hey laides,

    Hope all is well. Say, the Cartoon Art Museum trying to bolster its lineup of creators for its monthly Cartoonist-in-residence program and I thought I'd see if you had any interest. It's pretty straightforward: one Saturday each month, the museum hosts a creator(s) for roughly two hours. We provide the drawing table/venue, you provide the talent and answer questions to museum visitors (and maybe even get some work done in the process). It's a chance for the public to see the creative process up close and an opportunity for artists to get some expose and promote/sell their work/books/projects/etc.

    Please let me know if this sounds like something you might be interested in and we'll take it from there. And thanks for being a promoter of the museum.