If you dream of fantastical far off places or dazzling distant lands, you’ll be taken with our newest graphic, Imaginary Castle by LA-based illustrator Patrick Hruby. Imaginary Castle brings an Eastern European design sensibility to life with ornamental details, vibrant colors and onion-shaped domes. This bold graphic appeals to the vivid imaginations and fairy tale inclinations of children and adults alike.
Don’t I Know You? Patrick first paired up with Blik in 2010 when he was a graduating student (and we might add, the Spring 2010 valedictorian) at the renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Earlier that year, Blik mentored Patrick’s fellow Art Center peers in the school’s Advanced Illustration Studio class. This serendipitous connection led Patrick to turn to Blik for the manufacture of his final project, Imagine Something Beautiful. The transformation of his original illustration into a wall graphic was easy as Imaginary Castle was always conceived as a decal.
Imaginary Castle Comes to Blik. Imaginary Castle is available in two sizes: a 36-inch wide wall decal and 6-foot wide wall decal. When Patrick created Imaginary Castle, he envisioned a magical place large enough, according to him, “to make you feel as if you were there.” The design pays respect to Patrick’s storied Eastern Europe heritage and his grandparents. Patrick had always been fascinated with Eastern European design and wanted to try his hand at it. We think just by looking at the graphic, you’ll be transported to a color-filled playground.
GIVEAWAY! We love Patrick’s creative initiative of imagining beautiful places. To get your artistic juices flowing, we are giving away 5 Imaginary Castle Giant Floor Puzzles by AMMO Books. How to Win: What magical far off place do you imagine traveling to? Let us know by commenting below – just make sure it’s by 11:59pm PST on Thursday, June 23, 2011. Five winners will be randomly selected and notified by June 27*. Good luck!
*The Imaginary Castle Giant Floor Puzzles will ship in late-August.