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Painting With Sand

Posted by Taylor Young on

Painting With Sand

Sunae is a Japanese technique of painting with colored sand, but it’s not very well known. Naoshi, author and illustrator of Ice Cream Work, is working to make this unique method more recognizable. Not only did she use Sunae throughout her entire book, but she also participates in a variety of projects to help people realize how neat this technique is and how easy it is to learn. Talking about Sunae isn’t as exciting as watching videos and trying it out on your own. So, here’s your chance to learn how to create paintings with colored sand. Watch these three...

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The Museum of Ice Cream—Naoshi's Book Come to Life

Posted by Emily Hagenburger on

The Museum of Ice Cream—Naoshi's Book Come to Life

Imagine a place with all-you-can-eat ice cream, a pool full of sprinkles, edible balloons, and a chocolate fountain...sounds like something out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, doesn’t it? But for a while, this was no work of fiction, but a real place. Where, you ask, could you find all of these magical things? The Museum of Ice Cream. It popped up for a month in NYC this August, and tickets were—understandably—quickly sold out.  Sure, we all would have liked a chance to visit the Museum of Ice Cream, but nobody would have enjoyed it more than Ice Cream Man...

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Happy National Ice Cream Day!

Posted by Julie Swearingen on

Happy National Ice Cream Day!

As if we needed another reason to eat delicious ice cream, it’s National Ice Cream Day! Whether you love classic vanilla and chocolate, or are into the more experimental flavor combos like Gin Spiced Blackberry Jam with Chocolate Chips today is the day to enjoy them all. Check out this fun video for Ice Cream Work.

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Overcup Titles Earn TWO PubWest 2016 Awards!

Posted by Rachel Bell on

Overcup Titles Earn TWO PubWest 2016 Awards!

Congratulations are in order for overcup Press designers Alan Dubinsky and Cole Gerst, along with authors Naoshi and Niki Ganong!  This week, the Publishers Association of the West (PubWest) announced the winners of their 2016 PubWest Book Design Awards, featuring TWO "Gold" awards for Overcup titles! Ice Cream Work written and illustrated by Naoshi Production Manager: Alan Dubinsky Designer: Alan Dubinsky Printer: Four Colour Print Group Ice Cream work is a playful story of a hybrid ice cream cone/man who spends his week trying to find the perfect job. The book emphasizes the importance of imagination in daily life and shows...

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The Best Day Ever! National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Posted by Rachel Bell on

The Best Day Ever! National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Today (June 7th) is one of the greatest days on the calendar each summer - National Chocolate Ice Cream Day.  When you publish a book about a human/hybrid ice cream cone man, it’s important to embrace a day like this with gusto. We’re celebrating by focusing on three separate topics. 1. Three Questions for Naoshi - A Woman Who Finds Ispiration in Ice Cream! We thought we’d start off by asking the author of Ice Cream Work, Naoshi, three questions about ice cream. Muses take many forms. For Naoshi, ice cream serves as a flavorful jolt to her imagination. We...

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