We are very much enjoying the gallery of 60s surface pattern design in giftwrap form, as sourced and compiled by Kevin Akers for his wonderful book, ‘All Wrapped Up‘. Here are some of our favourites. Particularly loving the birthing story!
Our mutual love of pattern mean we are easily drawn to Judy’s prints. Barcelona based Judy is all about repetition. That said, her character illustrations are pretty awesome and easily hold their own as seen in her little portraits. But if you are a fellow pattern enthusiast, this collection of Judy’s patterns showcased at hellopattern.com are too good not to be seen. How on earth she achieves some of these repeats is just mind boggling!
We are very much appreciating Netherlands based Artist and Illustrator, Lieke van der Vorst’s design label, Liekeland. Leike takes her inspiration from her home and daily life. Photographed so beautifully on her site, it’s a joy to look through her work. Her shop sells a selection of her designs in print, bag, sticker and card form. Lovely
Forever a fan of Miroslav Sasek’s illustrations, today we discover they are available to purchase in print form for our walls. What a find! Loving purusing The Bookroom Art Press, we’ve long sought a shop where we could buy some of the pages of our favourite children’s litereature and finally we’ve found one. Many thanks The Bookroom Art Press, you’ve made our day. Check out their other featured Artists too, well worth a look!
Just love when researching one artist takes us on a detour that results in a new discovery. Here’s today’s – Spanish Artist, José Maria Cruz Novillo. Sculptor, logo designer, illustrator, President of the Spanish Association of Design Professionals (AEPD), innovator and pioneer within his field of Graphic Design and Arts. Hear him speak here about the responsibility he feels the function of Design can play during the current economic challenges (admittedly we found it tough to focus on the subtitles whilst being teased by images of his Madrid studio throughout the piece. A couple of views and we could take in all), and here is a showcase of some of our favourite pieces from his collection of works, more of which can be viewed at cruznovillo.com
What can we tell you, I wish it were more! We do know she was a children’s literature Illustrator, we believe she may now reside in Brighton? She is married to Designer/Print Maker, Bernard Lodge. Their Daughter, Jo Lodge is now successful illustrator herself. We’ve scoured our usual sources but alas could find only a handful of images of her work. Can anyone direct us to more? If so, please let us know where to look! Our hunt did unearth this lovely cardboard prefab doll’s house, a tour of which features on the blog, Nashblock. Dating back to 1968, we MUST find one of these little houses. Completely in love with it!