Sequins and sequence - Kat Macleod
32 pages, 22.5cm x 16cm, hardback, full colourÂ
1000 copies, hand numbered and stamped, 100% recycled paperÂ
Publication date: November 2010Â
Publisher: Erm Books/And CollectiveÂ
Sequins & SequenceÂ is a small volume of original illustrations by Kat Macleod. Perhaps best known for her work on the cult Michi Girl online fashion forecast, Macleodâ€™s economy of line and gesture, distinctive use of materials and beautiful, often humorous renderings of the female form have made her one of Australiaâ€™s most esteemed and imitated young illustrators.Â Sequins & SequenceÂ marks a fascinating exploration of her unique illustrative processes. Created after a period of travel in Southeast Asia, her drawings and collages burst with vivid colour and bizarre bird life. Ornate clusters of sequins and stunningly tactile materials merge with abstract flashes of colour; wily cats stalk oblivious fish; a trip beneath the water reveals a mysterious, mutant ecosystem.Â Sequins & SequenceÂ is an exciting step forward for Macleod and puts her work in an intriguing new light.
Kat Macleod has illustrated several books, including the multi-award winning Bird (2002, 3 Deep Design), The Cocktail (2005, Hardie Grant), Michiâ€™s Like I Give a Frock (2008, Penguin) and the forthcoming What on earth are you wearing? (2010, Penguin). Her illustrations have appeared in several publications including Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and The Age, and she has completed commissions for the likes of Collette Dinnigan, Third Drawer Down and Heide Museum of Modern Art. She has held two solo exhibitions, The Tiniest Spark (2008) and Slight Inclusions (2009), at Lamington Drive gallery and runs the Ortolan graphic design studio with two of her best friends. Macleod lives with her husband and two cats in Melbourne.