Sanya Glisic Fall 2011
Struwwelpeter, first published in Germany in 1844, contains ten cautionary tales for children, each one with a clear moral and overly exaggerated consequences for misbehavior. In one parable, a mother warns her son not to suck his thumbs. The son continues his habit. A tailor with giant scissors joins the scene, and the story heads in a dreadful direction. Artist and Illustrator Sanya Glisic, while a Resident Artist at Spudnik Press Cooperative, created a new version with whimsical and playful illustrations that capture the dark, often morbid sensibilities of the tales.
Sanya Glisic is best known for her silkscreens illustrations and poster design, including the Zodiac-Sideshow Collection based on the 12 Astrological signs. She is originally from Banja Luka, Bosnia. In 2007, she received her BFA in Illustration from the University of Arizona in Tucson. She currently lives in Chicago, printing, volunteering and occasionally teaching at Spudnik Press Cooperative, while working on art and illustration projects.
StruwwelpeterNorth Branch & Quimby’s, February, 2011
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