The Black Sheep by Honore De Balzac
Two rivals fight for the love of a femme fatale. Wrongly overlooked. ...more info on wikipedia
About the artist: Elien Dauwefrom Belgium
I started studying Graphic Design, but I could never really choose what I wanted to do. After three years I started missing drawing and working with materials, in other words: getting my hands dirty. That's why I decided to switch to the old graphic arts such as etching and woodcuts. After my studies I took a half-year course in web-design and now I work as a webdesigner.
I'm the happiest when I can combine all the fields, and depending the mood, I work on and with whatever feels right at that moment.
Besides the web, I like to knit and sew and give myself all kinds of projects. I've been knitting since I was a little girl, and for a few years now I make all kinds of weird creatures under the name 'stuff-ed' (stuff from ED, my initials).
Why this work
“I’ve waited too long to make my choice but I knew from the beginning that it was going to be a knitted poster. Out of the options I had, I chose ‘The Black Sheep’, without knowing what it was about. I just thought about it visually and wanted to make the connection between sheep and knitting. I knew Honoré de Balzac mainly from the statue made by August Rodin.”
“For the poster I made a literal translation of the English title. I drew the pattern, knitted it and sewed a label on it with the tittle in the same style as the original cover.”