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Eda Akaltun

Biography

Eda Akaltun

Eda Akaltun is a New York based illustrator and printmaker from Istanbul. While studying illustration at Central Saint Martins in London, Eda developed a love for traditional printmaking and collage. Since obtaining an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins in 2010, she has worked for a wide range of clients including The New York Times, Time, Wired, Herman Miller, Bafta, Krug Champagne and Pentagram NY among others, as well as taking part in a variety of exhibitions internationally.

Most recently, Eda was commissioned by Steve Frykholm, the Creative Director of Herman Miller, to contribute a new artwork to an exhibition entitled ‘Then x Ten: The Power of the Poster’. The exhibition is currently touring the Asia Pacific region. Eda’s artwork depicting Charles and Ray Eames, with their plywood chair, is being displayed alongside vintage posters from the Herman Miller collection including the work of design ‘greats’ such as Don Ervin, John Massey and Linda Powell. As part of the commission Herman Miller have gifted a screenprint of Eda’s work to MOMA and Parco Museum, Tokyo.

Prior to her work with Flying Eye, her illustrations can be found in the Nobrow magazine, of which she is a founding contributor.

Eda Akaltun

Books by Eda Akaltun

by Eda Akaltun - Animals , Children's 3-7, Family, Fiction

Marcel is a New Yorker through and through --- he and his human know the best spots, especially downtown. But when a new human suddenly enters their lives, they're spending all their time uptown! Everything is changing and it looks like this new human isn't going anywhere. Why couldn't everything stay as it was? Why did things have to change?