Playgrounds TV | The Book Club: Iris Compiet

We continue the interviews with artists that use their skills also for creating spectacular art-books and, in this way, sharing their knowledge. Next up is an artist that took Kickstarter and fantasy fans by storm with her incredibly creative art-book project: Faeries of the Faultlines. Mother of fairies, witches, elves and everything fantasy, Dutch artist Iris Compiet has distinguished herself as a true young talent to watch in the fields of illustration and character design. Longtime Playgrounds friend, creative consultant and art book designer and publisher Spiridon Giannakis will also be part of this Playgrounds TV.

23 March 2022 (Event has ended)
20:30 - 21:30
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Drawing inspiration from European folklore, mythology, fairytales, ghost stories and anything from tombstones, Victorian photography to popular movies and music Iris explores the depths of darkness to find the light. Storytelling is an essential part of her artwork and, as an artist, she strives to lure in the spectators, to get them connected to the work and open a gateway to the imagination.

Her personal project Faeries of the Faultlines was a huge success. It is an art book filled with sketches and full color pieces accompanied by short stories taking readers on epic journeys.

The book’s intro was written by pre-eminent faerie artist and an authority on faeries and faerie lore: Brian Froud. Their collaboration further extended also in Insight Editions’ The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra art-book.The project gave Iris the chance to reimagine characters created by Froud himself.

About these two books and many more other Iris-related aspects, we’ll discuss in this upcoming Playgrounds TV in-depth interview.