Charman first composed an ink drawing that was then printed by Endless Edition as a risograph. The different symbols and characters figuring on the poster were inspired by images found in Clarence Hornung's Treasury of American Design and Antiques as well as visuals from various books on fashion history. The work explores the aesthetics of early United States bourgeois women’s clothing, a recurring theme in Charman’s work. Dizzy Magazine commissioned the poster from Charman in 2017, for the magazine’s second issue.
Livia Charman (b. 1993, Oakland, CA) is an artist based in Philadelphia, PA. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 2015 and is now teaching drawing and painting at Center for Creative Works, an art studio for adults with disabilities just outside of Philadelphia.
Dizzy is a New York based publisher and intergenerational print magazine focusing on the arts: painting, writing, film, music, style, and more. Featuring artists from diverse backgrounds, Dizzy strives to bridge gaps between age and exposure. Dizzy Magazine was founded by Arvid Logan and Milah Libin in the summer of 2016.
Edition of 100
Printed by Endless Editions in NYC. Published by Dizzy Magazine.
17 x 11 inches unframed