Judy Kaufmann

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!MURO-MITTE-02 isa_760xN.4876473683_etxo FiguresII_2_o JUDY-PIC-PERFIL_o Forest_o isa_760xN.4860397850_kze7 il_570xN.299661472 il_570xN.391038859_4vu6 CURVESII_o Chaos_o il_570xN.685030803_av68 Colored-Triangle-I_o isa_760xN.4876472811_chgl Trianglesandcolors_o Forestandcolors_o Scrawl_o il_570xN.679384782_28s1 Glasses_o il_570xN.284507045 944a6-icon-prints-01 Calligraphy_o Cars_o il_570xN.237631350 f23bd-m-00 il_570xN.260657712 il_570xN.686164507_44at

Liekeland

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

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Miroslav Sasek at The Bookroom Art Press

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!

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Max Velthuijs

Dutch Illustrator and Author, Max Velthuijs. Fact for the day: Max Velthuijs assisted with forging stamps for the Dutch Resistance in identity papers of those in hiding during WW2. As well as painting these, just scannen0043 44d5de827c1f02dc463c205ab435b685 296469b7ac435e979be0a53ad1f16aad 6057a716fd06db3fda858ea4f74fc7af 40eb9adf078112f4e086472e6974ab5e 1152a046a64d358e0065e599acabaec2 scannen0042 c99e291b82735cf217642f2f40628472 72948ad75d08ca44f913dd43ef95f843 1439ead2e42439a4300ba8e2037287fb
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José Maria Cruz Novillo

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

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Maureen Roffey

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!

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