Immortal Longings is an artist-run London company specializing Shakespare & Opera illustrations.
What you'll discover: Delightfully dramatic Shakespeare gifts featuring the Bard's best loved characters. I'm passionate about offering inspired gifts for actors, literature lovers, teachers, poets, dreamers, dramatics and romantics. My Opera Series provides art for international productions, giving an illustrated style to the thrilling music and characters.
My unique Shakespeare Gifts and Opera Gifts include: Giclée Art Prints, Art Cards, our Leatherbound journals (which make wonderful diaries and sketchbooks), Postcards, iPhone Wallpapers, and More.
The artwork is created by designer Elizabeth E. Schuch, working with local artisans in the UK and Society6 in the USA to produce gifts. Elizabeth has worked with Shakespeare's Globe, The Metropolitan Opera, The Seattle Opera, The Royal National Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, and other venues around the world to create illustrations based in the world of drama.
Monday, 9 November 2009
Adventures in Designing
First Project: TO SKIAHTRO (The Scarecrow)
Costumes & production design for a Music Video.
Shot in Athens, Thebes, and surrounding areas in Greece.
Some of the areas had suffered deliberately set forest fires (seriously, we found the petrol cans and areas where they began.) It made for an unearthly landscape of white, crisped olive trees and soil covered in bones. Black mountains with black skeletal trees were next to lush green farms and hills. Our footage will likely have been the first non-news film shot of the area, and the result is really unreal.
Active Member, an Athens based hip-hop/Low Bap group. www.lowbap.com
They were amazing to work with, and have a very devoted following in Greece. For scenes in Athens/Perama, we had a whole group marching in the streets. Sadahzinia, the lead female looks like a goddess of ancient times, and B.D. Foxmoor a majestic mountain king.
Also we found an elderly lady with fantastic pandofles (slippers).
Will post a link to the video once it's been completed by the post-production whiz.
Nächstes Projekt, Berlin: Wella Trend Vision 2009
An International Hair Awards Show.
I collaborate now and then with a fantastic London aerial company: Aircraft Circus.
(They did LOTR the musical here, and plan fantastic aerial shows, and also run a circus training charity.)
For Trend Vision's big award of the night, we needed a unique aerial act.
I designed a large golden cocoon that burst open to reveal an aerial silks artist. Since it needed to be an onstage "hair cut", I tied hundreds of strings for dancers to pull and trim.
Also- designed the bond girl style gold lamé cat suit to match. It's all about the lamé.
The now defunct Tempelhof Airport was the venue. Strange history, and a very big, very curving building.
Show went really well, and to be surrounded by wild-couture-hair models for a few days was pretty wicked.
More about the award show here.
Other Bits and Bobs:
I'm helping rebrand London's most fabulous Pole Dancing School,
with graphics and products to fit their classy, modern approach.
Led by World Champion Pole Dancer, Elena Gibson, they offer the best pole training and technique you'll find. Pins and Dancer Journals will be appearing in my public shop soon.
In the next year, they'll have a snazzy new site to match!
New necklaces from Lori Patton are on sale in her Etsy Shop, and soon in my own!
They are so lovely, and make the dramatic art very wearable.
You may notice some Monsters and Diamonds in my new Shop..
More on that next time!
Heartworks by Lori
Immortal Longings NEW Shop (We're still on Etsy, too!)