Daisy de Villeneuve presents us with a catalogue of poignant, and often hilarious, vignettes where the apparent naivety is often deceptive. Using simple materials, she creates a rich and affecting comedy of manners, an extended discourse on the nature - and more often than not the failure - of communication between friends and lovers. The fragments of dialogue , remembered from conversations, are selected with a deadpan comedian's instinct for the killer detail, the one liner - at first sight little more than repeated prototypes of eyes, nose and mouth, adorned with schematic renderings of haircuts and other fashion accoutrements, nevertheless achieve a spare evocation of personality and mood. De Villeneuve uses selective information in these portraits of friends in such a way that our imagination fill the gaps: we realise that we already know these people; we've lived these situations.
Daisy de Villeneuve studied Fashion and Fine Art at Parsons School of Design in both New York and Paris. The London born illustrator, designer and writer is renowned for her offbeat, felt-tip illustrations.
He Said She Said and I Told You So, her quirky books for Pocko Editions & Chronicle books, have been hugely successful. Her felt-tip illustrations have graced shoeboxes for Topshop, followed by the 'Daisy de Villeneuve for Topshop' illustrated range of household products in 2003, packaging for Moët & Chandon, cosmetic bags for Boots and T-shirts for the V&am...
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