Kevin Tran // illustration
Friday, 27 November 2009
Kevin Tran's illustrations are great... such beautiful quirk! He was interviewed here and says that most of his images are happy accidents, just starting with one line and evolving into girafes and owls and creatures. I really like that... little creatures growing all on their own!
When I was at university a few moons ago, one of our projects was to design a pack of playing cards... we all tried to match the loveliness of this beautiful set by Edwina White (to no avail on my part). I've loved it ever since and so when I saw it printed and for sale right here, I skipped a little beat and had to get a set! Tres excited to see it up close at last!
I love everything about The Benevolent Postcard Society... what a cool idea! You become a member at the beginning of the year & then each month you're given a different address to post a random postcard to... and a little papery piece of joy comes through your door every month too! There's talk of a book at the end of it all too... here are a few good uns (more here)
Camila Engman // a book
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Uh oh... just when I was trying to be strong and not buy any more books for awhile, Uppercase brings out this special little book full of insight into the wonderful world of Camilla Engman. It's part of the suitcase series of peeks into the lives of artists and designers from around the world. More than just a retrospective of her work, it has lots of studio, sketchbook and personal goodness... plus it comes with a mini book and bonus postcards!
available to preorder here
available to preorder here
Wilkintie // Letterpress prints
Monday, 23 November 2009
Australian duo, Wilkintie collaborate with illustrators to make beautiful letterpress prints. Started originally (via monthly print subscriptions) with the grand aim of getting children interested and inspired by art... while also appealing to the the inner kiddywink in us all. Beautiful idea and even more beautiful prints.
You are what you eat
Saturday, 21 November 2009
I am always peering in peoples shopping baskets in the supermarket... trying to divulge their lifestyles. I know it's nosy and judgmental but it's also pretty intriguing (equally I always feel proud of myself when all my basket is filled with is greens and cous cous and fish - "look at me with my healthy foods!")
Clearly I'm not the only person who finds this interesting. Mark Menjivar has done a whole series of photographs documenting the usually private insides of the household fridge. To make it all the more interesting, he then documents the occupation and type of household. It's pretty fascinating... kind of like a foody portrait.
left: Midwife/Middle School Science Teacher - 3 person household and dog
right: Bar Tender - 1 person household (sleeps at 8am, wakes at 4pm)
left: Construction worker/ housewife - 4 person household
right: Anesthesiologist - 3 person household
left: Restaurant owner - 1 person household
right: Documentary Film Makers - 3 person household
(lots more on his website too)
Mark has gone on also to produce a good looking Food Journal with Kate Bingaman-Burt (of obsessive consumption illustration fame)... for recording your daily munchings!!
get a copy here
Sorry I have been so inactive with posting this week... I have been both busy and abit of a sickling which is a bad combination... here's a lovely print I hope will make up for it!
I realise that the majority of things I show up here are relatively girly, so it's nice to be posting some stationery that is a little more masculine in its feel this time. Bigwig & Silver is the brand spanking new shop from which these great vintage looking postcards and cards come... looking forward to seeing it grow big and strong (i'm sure it will)!
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
My most special almost-husband was born today (+ few years but this same day)... I got him this great screenprint as he is the worlds biggest great-british-fry-up-fan ever there was! It's huge and delicious, just like a good brekkie should be!
Jesse LeDoux // Exit Strategy Exhibition
Saturday, 14 November 2009
If I was in Chicago tonight i'd be going to this exhibiton. Jesse LeDoux's illustrations are capitally cute! (click on the images to look at the details) & the description makes them even better:
"This new work playfully creates obtuse diagrams of the negative energies in daily life and the possible escape routes to finding happiness."See more (and buy) here
Friday, 13 November 2009
When one day I have a permanent abode, I'm going to cover the walls in these amazing papers from the Hermitage bespoke wallpaper collection... designs are by various talented artists. They'd be pretty stunning just as wall panels too!