Contrary to popular belief, Pìccolo is not a small woodwind instrument. Thats a piccolo.
Pìccolo is the Italian word for “small,” and it is a collaborative art project devoted to celebrating all things small! It will also be a pop up shop that carries accessible and affordable illustrated products that brings art to the people in a fun way. It is created and run by illustrators to showcase illustrators.
Píccolo is Lisa Perrin and Sara Barnes.
Lisa professionally goes by her last name, “Perrin” for her personal illustration work. To the casual observer she would appear to be from a small harbor town on the northern coast of Long Island, when really, essentially, she is from a much older and stranger world which she draws from in her work. Her whole life all she ever wanted to do was make pictures and tell stories. Lately she has become excited about the changing marketplace for illustrators with entrepreneurship and social media. Through a bizarre and unlikely series of events she ended up in Baltimore at the Maryland Institute College of Art, for graduate school where she met Sara, and a bond was formed between them to rock the ages.
Sara was born a twin and grew up in the city of fountains and barbeque, Kansas City, Missouri. She moved to Baltimore, Maryland in 2004 to attend college at the Maryland Institute College of Art where she graduated with her BFA in Illustration. The school ended up being so nice that she went twice, and returned to MICA for graduate school in 2011, where she will graduate in 2013 with her MFA in Illustration Practice.
Sara is the lady behind Brown Paper Bag, a daily art blog, and the newly-launched eyra illustration gallery.