Item description for Friends with You Have Powers! by Sam Borkson & Arturo Sandoval...
"Like Snow White on Acid" is how the work of artists' collective FriendsWithYou has been aptly described. Sam Borkson and Arturo Sandavall may be based in Miami, but the strange worlds they create are way out there in another dimension. Their modest mission is to spread an intelligent look at the world with a vision of magical, whimsical, childlike magic and to spread truths and myths to the world while bringing true art back into the lives of everybody who experience their work in all its forms.
When not otherwise occupied in creating their "Malfis" -- a bizarre take on the cuddly toy concept -- they are to be found making videos, interactive installations, paintings and animation films for the likes of Nikelab, Sony, Volkswagen and MTV. This book presents the full scope of their projects and a wide range of scribbles, designs, artworks, characters and kids' toys that have been created for their first museum exhibition at the MOCA Miami, Florida, during Art Basel Miami Beach.
Fusing art, design, illustration and toy making, FriendsWithYou is a leading example of a multi-disciplinary studio combining classical disciplines with sensational success. They are masters not only of character creation but beyond the characters themselves and into the worlds that they inhabit. Their universes are so elaborately designed that they entrance adults and children alike.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 9.75" Height: 12" Weight: 3.1 lbs.
Release Date Dec 30, 2006
ISBN 389955163X ISBN13 9783899551631
Reviews - What do customers think about Friends with You Have Powers!?
Totally Fab! Jun 25, 2008
Both me & my 4 year old daughter are in love with this book! You will never get sick of looking at it, we promise!
Friends with You Have Powers! May 7, 2008
The magic of Friends With You truly gets the best possible overview with this new, oversized art book from German book publisher Die Gestalten Verlag. Featuring 176 pages, Friends With You Have Powers! showcases the incredible breadth of Sam Borkson and Arturo Sandoval's artistic output - from truly innovative toy concepts to full-room gallery installations, videos, paintings and animations.
Awesome Powers! Mar 14, 2007
If you like Modern Art, or Toys, or Design or all three you will love this book. Not only are the photographs and the items shown a treat to browse through, the book itself is a treat to hold (and behold) with it's cushioned cover and eye catching grahics. No Modern Art Book collection would be truely complete with out this fun book and if you own even one of the great art toys this book showcases, then you MUST have it.
I <3 Friends With You so, so much. Feb 15, 2007
Somewhere in heaven J.M. Barrie is hugging his Malfi and smiling. Sam Borkson and Arturo Sandova (AKA Friends with You) get it. There art is for kids, adults, anyone who is happy or needs to get happy. This book will put a smile on your face and make your heart feel warm and fuzzy. The worlds they create are beautiful magical places, the creates sweet and charming and friendly. The artwork is showcased beatifully, the shots are clear, it's well organized. I love this book so much. I know I sound like a 12 year-old girl talking about a puppy, but I'm a 30 year-old male talking about an art book. And that is why this book is pure magic. Please, please buy it.
BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!! Jan 19, 2007
Anyone from 4 to 104 can spend a relaxing hour in this book exploring the Friends' world of imagery, and once you put it down life seems a bit easier.