Oct
27

Na Kim

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As I write this I’m sitting with a cup of hot tea and a sore throat, so these teapots by Na Kim seem especially appropriate to share. Brooklyn-based Na Kim has a seriously impressive and wide-spanning portfolio that demands a few minutes of your time and includes these moody blue beauties.

 

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Oct
15

Diana Sudyka

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Every few months an artist comes up on my radar that hits just the right note at the right time and it’s almost as though a chorus starts singing in the back of my mind. Today it’s Diana Sudyka and her beautiful illustrations (and book and album covers, and gig posters, and prints). The magical combination of her style and her handwriting makes for one whimsical ride.

 

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Oct
08

Gill Chantler

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I’m loving the bright and lively illustration work of Scottish born, UK based Gill Chantler. Her online portfolio isn’t huge, but Gill’s done some nice brand work and has plans to open a shop this fall! I’m looking forward to it and crossing my fingers for some lovely prints true to her style.

 

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Oct
06

Prints: October Edition

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Everything by Shana Frase // La Boom by Virginie Morgand //
Violet Green Peaks by Print Club Boston // Rise & Double the Shine by Belles and Ghosts

 

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Green Sea Glass by Jennifer Booher // Indifferent Captain by Teo Zirinis //
Quartz by Song & Dance // Tea Time Constellation by Ello Lovey

Oct
02

Pablo S. Herrero

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I couldn’t come up with a more appropriate body of work to feature for the start of my favorite month if I tried. While Pablo S. Herrero is best known for his large scale murals, I’m smitten with his work on India ink on paper. The dark and stormy forests he creates are deep enough to suck you right in and keep you there for a bit.

 

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(via The Jealous Curator)

Sep
23

Isabelle Arsenault

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I love the illustrated work of Montreal-based illustrator Isabelle Arsenault. Her work is perfectly suited to book illustration, which is just the sort of thing she prefers. I think Arsenault’s bio puts it best, saying “Her style is infused with sensitivity and finesse. It attracts the attention of the young as much as that of older people, who can sometimes have a more in-depth understanding of it.”

 

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(via The Jealous Curator)

 

Sep
22

Kathy Lam

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Hong Kong-based illustrator Kathy Lam and her animal illustrations guarantee a good start to any day, especially a Monday. I love her free and loose-handed style and the funny phrases she often includes on her work. Here’s to a great week!

 

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Sep
04

Lisa Lapointe

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Four the past four years Melbourne-based artist Lisa Lapointe has been working exclusively with paper and colored pencils. That’s right, her work has zero digital manipulation involved. The fields of vibrant colors Lisa creates work alongside opposing shapes and manage to feel contemporary and timeless all in the same moment.

Coloured pencils are such a challenging medium – the drawing process is long and the works in turn become so honest, so revealing – in one work you have to contend with so many different mindsets – it’s a real effort to link them all together to make one coherent work…[a bit like life]… at the end of a work its like looking back at that section of my life in code – so raw and fragile and yet so potent and resilient – all wrapped up and hidden in a prismatic construction of composition and colour.

 

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(via The Design Files)

Sep
01

Prints: September Edition

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I Got This by Scout & Lily // Sailboat no. 1075 by Modern Pop //
Johnny Cash Coffee Quote by Hey There Design //
Lake Monsters of America Map by Atlas Obscura

 

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Jet Set by The Smitten Collection // Liz Lemon by Heymonster // So Fruity by Mleko //
Women in Science: Marie Curie by Rachel Ifnotogsky

Aug
28

Daniel Eatock

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Daniel Eatock is one of those artists who is just flat-out creative – he doesn’t work in one specific medium, but in whatver he feels drawn to whenever he feels drawn to it. Among his portfolio work this series of pen paintings are my favorite, simply using Letraset Promarker pens and A4 paper.

 

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