I'm sure that anyone interested in design or art, has at some stage come across the work of Deanne Cheuk, let alone the unique style of her "Mushrooms Girls" illustrations. Fortunately, for those of you that have, the work is finally available in this beautiful monograph.
At first glance, viewing the cover of 'Mushroom Girls Virus', gives you a pretty good idea of just how much work has gone into this collection of illustrations and art work from Deanne Cheuk. The FULLY embroidered cover art is just an example of her amazingly intricate drawings and canvas works, consisting of fantasy like "mushroom girls", creatures, plant life, fungi and other oddities, that appear throughout this book. The collaboration of these elements will leave you astonished, as to just how much time and effort has been devoted to each piece.
A genuine fixation, or by the looks of this book - an obsession - for mushrooms and fungi, has resulted in many commissioned illustrations by Cheuk, for such highly regarded magazines as The Face, Nylon, Flaunt and Black Book, as well as other big clients like 2K Tshirts, New York School Of Visual Arts and Tsubi.
It seems like everyone wants a piece of Deanne Cheuk's "Mushroom Girls", and now you can too! Definitely a book worth adding to your library. I absolutely love it, and from a young graphic designer's perspective, the book is an essential collectors item. I only wish it was longer!
From her own publications to her art direction for Tokion magazine, Deanne Cheuk's work is filled with softness and a sense of natural mystery that makes it unique. She would probably be surprised to know how many people buy Tokion just for her amazing titles and attention to details, no matter how good the magazine itself is...
Her much-anticipated Muskroom Girls Virus is an extraordinary chance to go deeper into the ever-evolving universe of an artist who's always looking for new paths and ways to express herself.
This book is not only a beautiful item to own but most certaintly also a future classic, a wonderful source of inspiration and the reason why Deanne Cheuk is someone to watch.