Owen Davey x Face This

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Artist Owen Davey

From Mythological Monsters to Curious about Crocodiles… Artist Owen Davey has won several awards for his brilliant picture books, which have been translated in over 25 languages. Although he has produced around 20 picture books, Owen also works as an artist/illustrator for brands like Google, WWF, Facebook, Sony, Lego and National Geographic. To celebrate his collab with Indonesian school kids for our brand new Face This drop, we sat down with Owen to talk about creativity, collaborations and working with our kids’ drawings: ‘It’s pretty inspiring. I felt like I was getting a glimpse into their minds.’ 

Indonesian kids' drawings

To create his drop, the artist made use of childrens drawings made by the students of the Duduk Atas school in Indonesia. And the proceeds will be used to support the school with a new playground and a rainwater tank underneath it.

"I love the idea of the kids being the spark that helps fund stuff for themselves; that their ideas and needs are both being acknowledged and valued."
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Photos by: Thom Schrama / 4eyes

Keep creating. Even if it seems like it doesn’t mean anything or if you don’t do a career that involves drawing, the creativity in drawing can be an amazing link between your mind and your body. And how cool is it that you can just draw something into existence?! You can pick up a pen, and 5 minutes later, you have a picture of a bird. That’s pretty special.”

The artist to the Indonesian school kids she collabed with