Paper artists sure are clever, don’t you think?
I don’t think I’ve ever seen any art that is more beautiful than these diamonds by South African artist Kurt Pio. They are breathtaking and I want them all.
It’s a beautiful, rainy day here in Perth. We don’t have a lot of rainy days so when they happen I make sure to really soak in as much wet weather awesomeness as possible.
While these prints from Yao Cheng aren’t about rainy days they have a kind of melancholic-winter’s day feel don’t you think?
As you all know, I love art. Art is transformative. It helps us to see the world in different ways. Art can move people, it can rally people, it can be the catalyst for great change.
Creating social awareness through art is something I believe in and support which is why I want to share the work of Winsome Easel with you.
“Winsome Easel believes that beautiful words and authentic relationships can transform this world. Because of this, 10% of all proceeds go to ending human trafficking and modern day slavery through an End It Movement partner organization called Made in a Free World. Your purchase is helping make a difference in the global story of freedom!”
Oh and it also helps that Kristin’s work is gorgeous too. You can buy beautiful art and help change the world. Win win!
Are you searching high and low for some fancy looking prints? Look no further. I came across Shannon Kirsten’s wedding stationery on Pinterest a little while ago. Her prints are every bit as gorgeous.
Have you missed me paper nerds? I’ve missed you. I’ve been working on a super special secret site but I’m back now with a backlog of lovely paper stuff to show you.
As you’re probably aware, I am a magazine fiend. The more obscure a magazine the better. I have a favourite newsagent (Garden City News represent) and I’m always finding little paper nuggets of wonder. This week I’m introducing you to ligature magazine.
New (to me) titles are a rare treat for me. I have my firm favourites (V Magazine, Phoenix, Elle, Vogue etc) and then there are the arty new finds like ligature. ligature is minimalist. It has no handwritten elements that are the design element du jour of the moment. It has no geometric or fluro/neon distractions. It is a peaceful read. Zen-like. There is a lot of room for white space which I love.
As I’ve said before minimalist design is so very hard to pull off. Some people believe that minimalism equates with ho hum boring or that it lacks the ability to hold a readers attention without a constant call to action (QR codes, apps to unlock behind the scenes footage, buy this, buy that). I disagree. Minimalism requires purity of the image. It gives readers the space to digest information, make of it what they will and move on. ligature does this very well.
As a magazine ligature is a slash – i.e. art slash design slash fashion. It straddles all of these labels well. I enjoyed the matte finish too. It was a change from the glossy glossies.
Loved ligature. I hope to see the next issue on the newsstands.
Are you feeling inspired? After kicking this brutal chest yuckiness and mourning the loss of my Nanna I’m finally feeling a little happier (what a month!).
These prints from May and Belle are just what I need to get into the super positive zone.