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Guest Post by Maike Keuben....Liat Yaniv

Tuesday, 26 October 2010 by Irene Hoofs


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Guest Post by Maike Keuben from Orangefarmhouse

A little while ago I received a beautiful catalogue in the mail from paper worker Liat Yaniv (33). It made me so happy to see all those colorful creations. I was truly surprised that all of it was just made out of paper and glue. Can you believe that? It made me immediately crave to see and know more about this freelance artist and illustrator


From her home studio in her neighborhood Ramat-Gan, Israel, Liat gave me the answers I was looking for. It all started back in 1991 during the gulf war, Liat was 13 years old and very much afraid.

She found that the only thing that made her happy and calm was a pack of 30 colorful markers and an pile of A4 paper.


She found that drawing came naturally to her and took her mind to another world. She fell in love with that feeling and whenever she creates anything today she hopes to get to this other world again. Liat uses only color that was cut from the daily newspaper and a bit of glue. Unbelievable? We throw away art every day!


What I really like about Liat’s work is that it is colorful with a fresh and rough look. Her little secret made me smile again: Liat is so passionate about her work that her first paper doll Poombeta, a self-portrait, traveled with her all the way to Japan! You can see Liat Yaniv’s work online on her website or blog. And when you live in Israel you’re more than welcome to visit her home studio.


Thank You Maike Keuben from Orangefarmhouse, a fantatstic Dutch design blog you don't want to miss!

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