Thursday, February 18, 2010

Girls Drawin Girls in Italian VOGUE !!

GDG is super excited to share this article with you!! We were approached by Italian Mens Vogue ( L'Uomo Vogue ) to be featured in an article for their upcoming issue dedicated to "women that men love..."

Here's the article, featuring artwork from GDG members Melody Severns, Liz Climo, and Daisy Church. Many thanks to Donato Ramani for the interview!!! : D

Note: I just did the first part of the article that talks about GDG. Also, my Italian is a bit rough, and this is partly with help from Google Translate. (so please excuse any weird phrasing!)

"The icons of the fifties have never passed away. But the great revitalization of the famous American "girlies" is due to a few talented artists. They have redefined women with unprecedented sensitivity.

The Pin-up? They are always sexy and daring. But behind their mischievous look, there's always some air of mystery. Who looks at the task to discover and imagine it are Melody Severns and Anne Wallker, who work in the American animation industry. Veterans of the "Simpsons" and "The Mr. Men Show," together they have founded "Girls Drawin Girls" (

Also in this group are other artists, such as Liz Climo and Daisy Church, who have all committed to "show their talent in interpreting the concepts of feminine sensuality and eroticism." All of these artists interpret their own unique idea of "a lady's large curves" with long legs and the nose upward, which raged in the middle of last century: the pin-up. The group of "girls that draw girls" in four years of activity has already churned out two books (and another on the way), have participated in a lot of events and look forward to a productive 2010. Whoever thinks that pin-up is passe is surely mistaken. 

Today, those who pick up pencil and colors are increasingly women artists, ready to assert themselves in a land that was for a long time reserved for men. They hold a view on femininity less obvious and, in a subtle game of mirrors between model representation and sensitivity as an artist, devoutly hidden. 

Indeed, Walker commented "In our way to draw these figures in our art, there is always something not revealed, to be discovered. Not to mention that there is no one model. Each of us represents a different woman, of forms or looks." But also a natural look, one might add. A field of exploration of the mysteries of identity and femininity involves many pin-up artist in the States, not only GDG. Each pledged to show the protagonists in accordance with its sensitivity thus moves from fun and colorful visions of "Girls Drawin Girls" to other even stronger contours."


jay said...

wow! awesome article thanks for sharing :)

Moro Rogers said...

Yeah! Go you!