November 07, 2017
November 07, 2017
November 07, 2017
July 03, 2017
I was born in Rome in 1989. I was a pretty quiet child, I grew up with two brothers one older and one younger than me. I am the most creative one of us three, I always drew for hours and I still have many old drawings that my mum has kept.
June 21, 2017
Remember when our parents used to tell us not to play with our food? Well, fortunately, Ida Skivenes- better known as Ida Frosk- didn’t listen. The Oslo based food artist has been playing with food for years and the results are fantastic! Her colorful and amazing creations are fun, tasty, and for the most part, healthy.
We asked her if she would like to recreate one of Toi's artworks and she said yes! How cool is that? Thank you, Ida! Stay tuned to see her pick, coming up soon...
May 02, 2017
April 15, 2017
March 31, 2017
March 22, 2017
Dutch artist Lieke van der Vorst was born in Kaatsheuvel, a village between Tilburg and ’s-Hertogenbosch in the southern part of the Netherlands. She started her blog and studio Liekeland, in 2011.
In her work she combines everyday life with dreamlike scenes: a dinner table with people and wild animals, a garden with a girl and a bear planting together, meaningful and beautiful images that transport us to a whimsical land.
Perhaps her drawings are reflections of how Lieke would like the world to be: a place where we are all connected with nature, where every living thing can find a place at our table and people and nature live in harmony.
Lieke's work is printed on Arctic Paper from Sweden, with only a minimum amount of water and energy, Arctic Paper produces ecological and FSC certified types of paper.
March 11, 2017
Cinta studied Fine Arts at Salamanca and completed her education in Kassel (Germany). Now she lives in Madrid, where she works as a freelance illustrator. Among her publishing projects is Bababum, a series of activity books for kids, or Hijos de Fruta, a colorable fanzine "for kids who enjoy farts and burps championships".
Cofounder of the Crispis studio in Madrid, she publishes fanzines and works on projects such as Bababum. For several years she illustrated articles in the Economy and Society section of the Eco magazine, in Galicia and she also coordinates the illustration workshop for children, Taller de dinosaurios.
Cinta’s work focuses on people, she likes to imagine stories inspired by different characters. Her work is intense, colorful and expressive; it plays with a subtle sense of humor that highlights the fact that life should always be a little fun.
February 07, 2017
At Toi, we think art is the best present you can give someone you love.... so, in anticipation of Valentine's Day, we asked Toi's artists about the connection between art and love.
They illustrated their answers, and we love what they did. You will too!
How risky to talk about love without sounding cheesy! Especially when talking about art and love. The most important thing for me is to express a feeling or an idea through my work. When I illustrate, I translate that idea or emotion to a visual language. I allow the image take charge. Form, color, composition, everything has to communicate, to express a feeling.
I’m not sure what is the best present for someone we love. But I’m certain art is one of the best possible presents. What a joy is to choose an artwork, to think of how this would please this person, and how this piece will be in their life forever.
January 24, 2017
I find the dictionary definition of meaningful, (and its synonyms significant, important, valid) very similar to some aspects of art.
Meaningful is described as “communicating something that is not directly expressed” the same way that art transmits feelings or, as Leo Tolstoy put it, “[in art] the receiver enters a kind of relationship.”