The art of Tyler Feder

I am so utterly jealous of the art created by Tyler Feder (available via her Etsy store Roaring Softly). How is it fair for one person to have so much talent?! Argh!

I like Tyler’s work for many reasons, not least of which is her apparent love of Gilmore Girls and Mindy Kaling (both are faves of mine too). She creates art that speaks about empowerment, acceptance of all and the amazing things that we, as a society, can do if we all pull together. It’s important for artists like Tyler to share their messages with the world because art has the ability to unify, where words can fall short.

Be sure to check out Tyler’s store and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

We Were Seeds

Strong As Hell


Conversations with Mindy Kaling

Nevertheless We Persist

Instagrammer of the week #025

Yas Imamura from Quill & Fox has long been one of my favourite designers. I’m not sure what it was exactly that drew me to her work, but it is so sweet and endearing. I have a few of her prints and I just love her illustrations. Not only is she super talented, she’s also super sweet too. Follow Yas on Instagram.

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The Art of Em Somerville

I’ve been following Em Somerville on Instagram for quite a while now (you might know her as @lickmycupcakes and @emsomervilleillustration) and I’ve always admired her very unique sense of style. I found out recently that she is selling her art online and is taking commissions for new work which is yay-worthy. I don’t know that quirky is the best word to describe her art – it is, I guess, but it doesn’t feel like it’s deliberately quirky. The internet is full of art that is very same same and quirky for quirky’s sake but Em’s work stands out and that is a very good thing. Make sure you check out her shop and follow her on Instagram.


My only hope – Princess Leia


You said I’d never be able


In through the out door, out door

Beautiful Branding – September 2014

I was just thinking the other day that I haven’t written a post about corporate identity/branding for a while so I’m remedying that today. The world is full of creative, talented people. Sometimes all you can do is bask in their greatness.

Pino by Bond
Gorgeous branding of Finnish lifestyle store Pino by Bond. I really love the colours and the simplicity of the design.

The Pressery
A very restrained, classic approach to branding for London’s first almond milk supplier The Pressery by designer Tim Jarvis.

P.V.S. by The Strangely Good
Gorgeous use of patterns and motifs in this branding designed by Singapore-based agency The Strangely Good for shoe boutique P.V.S.

Hypergraffiti
Beautiful black by Fabian De Lange for hypergraffiti

Michelle's Bakery
Illustration and design by Anya Aleksandrova for Michelle’s Bakery that is good enough to eat.

Barba Bird
Awesome logotype, custom patterns and palette used in the branding for Barba Bird by Dawid Cmok

Coffee Kitchen
I have a thing about black and white at the moment. You really can’t go wrong with this classic colour pairing. Moodley Brand Identity have created a stunning fuss free, friendly brand.

maria
Wunderblock GmbH manages to capture the essence of Rio’s Maria Santa Teresa Guest House.

Benevolent Society
Loving the use of colour in this identity for the Benevolent Society by Aussie agency Dreamworks.

floral
I’ve saved my favourite ’til last. This beautiful black and floral branding for guarderobbery (by Russian designer Pavel Ilyuk) is breathtaking.

If you have any favourites, send them my way!

Serena Olivieri

Serena Olivieri
Serena Olivieri
Serena Olivieri
A few months ago the talented Serena Olivieri sent me an email with a link to her blog and I was blown away. Her notebooks are stunning and they’re even more impressive when you realise that she makes everything from the binding to the illustrations. Amazing stuff.

I’m just sorry I didn’t post about Serena sooner! She’s opened an Etsy store so have a look through – I have my eye on this piece of loveliness!