6.22.2011

Kiyoshi Mino // woolies


When people first see Kiyoshi's work, they're hit with a range of emotion. Shock. Curiosity. Disbelief. Intrigue. Excitement. My first impression led me to comment something along the lines of "what on earth IS that???" It's detailed. It's unique. It's awe-inspiring. And it's all wool. With a tiny set of tools and an incredible amount of creativity and dexterity, Kiyoshi brings to life a myriad of animals just itching to be named, admired, and given a story. He's now taking custom orders for pet portraits, table centerpieces, installation work, and is game for any idea you throw his way.

I was lucky to tackle Kiyoshi's logo, website, and all of the photos of his gorgeous needle felted animal art. Visit the website for more photos of each animal, and check out more of my branding work on my new website here.

Which is your favorite??


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Definitely the fox!~

micaela said...

These are amazing!

Kelty said...

Mr. Fox is my fave, too, though I can't help but love the paws on the cat...

Dana said...

Incredible work and I love how you photographed them, too. The site is so classic and really lets the work speak for itself! Well done.

Laura said...

The bird at the end!!!!

Boots and Cateyes said...

amazing.

Anonymous said...

So seriously beautiful! Really nice work both of you.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning! Beautiful work and a site that matches it's simplicity and beauty to a t. I can't wait to see what he makes next. My favorite? The about-to-pounce kitty.

kiyoshimino said...

Kelty, you are much too kind. I can't believe you devoted an entire blog post to my little animals! I am truly honored.
And thank you so much to everybody for all their kind words. My latest project is a red-tailed hawk. I will be sure to post pictures of him on my blog as soon as I'm done.

sarah{thegreendandelion} said...

i love the kitty... maybe that's cause i'm a kitty freak... but yea it's great!

Sera said...

These are fantastic! LOVE the photos and web work, too. I think I love the first cat most, but the fox is a close second.