Zara graduated from an illustration degree at the University of West England in 2008 and has since been working for an impressive list of clients including Waitrose, The Guardian, The National Trust and Macmillan. And it's easy to see why. Zara's work combines digital techniques with handmade elements - textured blocks of colour being a key feature throughout - and there is a little touch of humour in her wokr as well. Unsurprisingly, Zara's work is influenced by mid-century design and old paper-based ephemera.
Monday, 28 February 2011
Friday, 25 February 2011
You can shop the enormouschampion range over at their website and view their blog here. And, unsurprisingly, Jordon and Jason have an uber cool Brooklyn apartment, which has given me home envy and (for the second time this week) the desire to hop on a plane and get myself to NYC. Sigh. You can check it out for yourself over at Design*Sponge. And on that dreamy note, have a lovely weekend and see you back here on Monday!
Thursday, 24 February 2011
I really love Matt's bird illustrations, and the little stories that accompany them. I know I said this last time, but I think the birds would make a great British birds chart print - I know I'd buy one! Visit Matt's site and Caught by the River to see the whole collection.
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Monday, 21 February 2011
The Penguin Great Food series is made up of 20 paperback titles, each one focussing on food writing from the last 400 years. The books aren't illustrated, but the cover designs, developed by Penguin's senior cover designer Coralie Bickford-Smith (who is also responsible for the lovely Penguin Classics cloth-bound hardcover series), draw on decorative ceramic styles relevant to the period of writing concerned. The covers feature embossed lettering and spot varnishes to pick out the little details.
I've so far only limited myself to a small collection of orange Popular Penguins, but may just have to add some Great Food titles to my bookshelf as well. The books will be released in Australia in May (and in the UK in April). Visit the Penguin site for further details (enter 'great food' into the search engine), and pop over to the CR blog for a photo preview.
Friday, 18 February 2011
Kate prints the work available in her Esty shop using a gocco printer, and then adds watercolour details by hand, making each print unique. She also offers custom pet portrait oil paintings!