Fashionary X Cat Socrates Mini Exhibition

Fashionary X Cat Socrates window display project “Fashion sketching without borders” invited 7 famous fashion illustrators worldwide: Andrea Ladstätter, Carla Han, Connie Lim, Kira Krylova, Pippa McManus, Valerie Chua and Vikki Yau to showcase their amazing fashionary hand-sketches with signature Fashionary figure templates.

The mini exhibition will be displayed from 1 Sep to 31 Sep in Cat Socrates located in 02-25 Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street, Singapore. 

Meet the Fashion Illustrators:

Andrea Ladstätter, Singapore

Andrea Ladstätter is Austrian by nationality but Eurasian by blood. She is currently studying in the Fashion Design program at the LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, aspiring to excel in the industry of haute couture design. She first discovered Fashionary when giving it as a gift to a friend. She then get one for herself and now continue to conceptualise and design plenty of illustrations using Fashionary.

Carla Han, Indonesia

Born and raised in Surabaya, Indonesia, Carla has always loved drawing and crafts. After finishing high school in 2010, she decided to take a 1 year course in fashion design, where she found her passion in fashion illustrating as well as jewellery designing. She first discovered Fashionary on Instagram, and ever since she got herself one, she had been filling them with various designer collections, as well as some personal projects. Her favourite part: drawing small details!

Connie Lim, US

Connie Lim is a fashion designer/illustrator from Los Angeles, California. She attended Art Centre in Pasadena College in California and Central Saint Martins College of Design in London. Connie used Fashionary to draw for her final year graduation collection and her Fashionary was exhibited in the St. Martins degree show. Her illustration works has been featured in books such as Gestalten’s The Beautiful and Martin Dawber’s Great big book of Fashion Illustration, as well as other countless magazines and blogs. 

Kira Krylova, Italy

Kira Krylova was born in Russia and now based in Italy. Her passion for drawing and woman’s fashion brought her to the Technological University of Kazan where she attended the course in Fashion design. She travelled to Milan to come in touch with the fashion world and has met Fashionary for the first time! She started collaborating for different projects as fashion illustrator in Italy and for Russian websites specialised in hand drawing and graphic illustrations. 

Pippa McManus, Australia

Pippa McManus is a fashion illustrator based in Perth, Western Australia, who has caught the eye of many prestigious figures and respected brands in the fashion industry, including Mary Katrantzou, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Wildfox, and Steve Madden. She illustrated outfits with Fashionary sketchbooks on Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia held at Sydney’s Carriageworks on April 2013. 

Valerie Chua, Philippines

Valerie Chua is a visual artist and art instructor from Manila. She grew up with Western graphic novels and Japanese manga and only started painting at the age of 20. Some of her clients include: Keds, Clinique, Lenovo, Garage Magazine, Rogue Magazine, Designare Magazine Singapore and Leo Burnett Singapore. She specializes in traditional water-based media and her Fashionary is full of her dreamy water-colour illustrations.

Vikki Yau, Hong Kong

Vikki Yau is a fashion illustrator based in Hong Kong. As the co-founder and marketing director behind Fashionary, she has been illustrating tons of Fashionary sketches on luxury designer brands, popular fashion bloggers and the stunning gowns on red-carpet. She is also the editor-in-chief of Fashionary Hand, featuring inspiring fashion illustrators and demonstrate fashion drawing tips.

Los Comienzos de la Comic Sans

En 1994 en Microsoft a Vincent Connare le encargaron el diseño de una tipografía para una aplicación de gestión, todavía en versión beta, llamada ‘Microsoft Bob’.

El diseñador, inspirado en los cómics que tenía alrededor, empezó a esbozar en Fontographer una nueva tipografía. Se basó en el espaciado programado para la Times New Roman pero trató de imitar el trazo manual y las mayúsculas que se utilizaban en los cómics. De hecho, ‘El Regreso del Caballero Oscuro’ fue uno de sus principales referentes.

Como resultado de todo este proceso de análisis y esbozos, nació la Comic Sans, diseñada con una serie de características que hacen de ella una tipografía muy peculiar y distintiva. Sus rasgos son bastante reconocibles gracias a sus trazos redondeados que imitan a los de un rotulador, a la inclinación variable y el espacio desigual entre las letras. Estas particularidades hacen que el público vea a la Comic Sans como una fuente inmadura, infantil, inestable y divertida.