We’ve been fans of Lisa’s work for a while now, so we are long overdue a post showcasing some of our favourites. Portland based Fine Artist and Illustrator, Lisa boasts MoMA, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books and The Land of Nod among her many high profile clients. She also, somehow, finds time to write? We have heard many a good work spoken of her books, in particular ‘Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist‘, said to be a must-have bible for any budding commercial designer. Here are some of our favourites among her overflowing portfolio of stunning images. Particularly love her colourful little cities, that pattern work, and her lovely little line drawings which are just screaming to be coloured in, lucky for us we can, with these ‘grown up’ colouring books. Love it!
Celebrating the works of William Wondriska. Here’s a little showcase of some images from his gorgeous books – ‘Puff‘, ‘A Long Piece of String‘, ‘The Sound of Things’ and ‘All By Myself’. Love how he combines traditional print making with photography, and the simplicity of his images and use of colour. We need some of these for our walls, too good for the bookshelf!
This morning, among others, we are very much appreciating the graphic style of Italian visual designer, Ettore Vitale. Works spanning book art, posters, exhibitions, logos, television, catalogues, packaging…why can’t we find more of his work online? What we see, we love. We have however discovered this book showcasing his work, definitely one for our wish list. Would love to see more. Here’s a snapshot
The legend that is Miffy turns 60 today.
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, from all at the Print Appreciation Society. We never tire of your pictures.
Let’s celebrate with a glance back at one from the archives, her creator Dick Bruna and some of his fabulous book art. Another legend!
We are envious of LA based illustrator, Patrick Hruby’s ability to create such detailed scenes using only the most basic geometric shapes. Love those colours against white. Make them perfect images for wall decals, and lucky for us, are available for sale here at Blik. Love them all! As well as decorate your walls, you can decorate your bookshelves with his gorgeous ABC Circus picture book here. Lovely!
Visit his site for a full gallery of his work
This week’s Etsy discovery, OsbornWoods – little store selling original prints from 60s Nevada based print makers, David Osborn and Charles Woods. Sadly many that we had discovered, once for sale here, had already sold. There are still a few left, grab them before they’re gone. We’ve already purchased one of these before it even reached the Society site. Sorry. Had to be done!
What a legend – as inspired by comics as the he was the greats, he devoted a decade of his life and work to a series of woodcut portraits of those tortured and killed under a rightist military dictatorship in his home country, Uruguay. Lovely article from the NY Times paying tribute to this inspiring man. Here are a few of our favourites from his extensive collection of illustrations