Amy Borrell is another one of those artists whose work I want to collect in bulk. She’s a Melbourne-based freelance illustrator and designer with a knack for conveying the smallest details with flair and whimsy. I really love her informational charts – she has one for herbs, bird eggs and even the french language. Le sigh!
#1 – How To Set A Table
#2 – Starlight
#3 – Cats
#4 – Strong Man
Valentines Day is taking a back seat today as I revel in the majesty of these The Brain Freeze prints.
I bookmarked this store back in December because I really liked the simplicity of the Tennessee-themed series of prints but after suffering through a terrible bout of sleeplessness (I’ve had 5 hours ‘sleep’ in two days) I have to say I’m drawn to the expired polaroid experiments (seen in image 1 and 4). That’s how I’m seeing the world at the moment. A little streaky. A little cloudy. Imperfect and hyperreal.
#1 – Brooklyn Bridge
#2 – Above My Home
#3 – Unbroken Circle
#4 – Four Cows
One of my favourite things to do is to stare up at the stars. Do it for a few minutes and you realise how small you are. I think that’s why I was drawn to these prints by Laura Warecki’s Paper Taxi. I also like the lanterns. Lanterns and stars – what a great combination.
top left Hot Air Balloon, top right Chinese Lanterns, bottom Boat in the night
I’m absolutely in love with Sophie Blackall’s Whales and Ships and Icebergs series. Like, serious love. I wish I had them all.
#1 – Whale 3
#2 – Sea 5
#3 – Ship 3
I’m a fan of Dear Colleen’s word play posters. I actually have the anchor print (below) hanging in my gym. I think it’s important to be surrounded by art that speaks to you. What do you think? Do you collect art that speaks to you?
#1 – The past is like an anchor
#2 – An ode to coffee
#3 – What doesn’t kill me, only delays the inevitable
I love getting emails from artists. I love it when a creative person celebrates and shares what they do. Those kinds of emails make my day.
Amyisla McCombie sent me such a note. She’s a freelance illustrator from the U.K. and has recently graduated from Falmouth University. I really like her work and I hope you do too.
#1 – Princess and the Pea – my favourite
#2 – The Buffalos
#3 – The Quiet Gardener
#4 – Buffalos in the Wild
I’m taking a break from all the Christmas craziness to share the work of Promopocket. I’m a sucker for this kind of stuff (as my Pinterest account can attest to). Give me a stylised photo with a profound sentiment overlay and I’m a happy lady!
#1 – Space Shiver
#2 – Silence Speaks
#3 – Collage Postcards
#4 – Let’s Get Lost
HiiH Lights from Cineastas on Vimeo.
The handcrafted paper lights created by HiiH Lights are mesmerising. I have the deepest respect for any artist that can transform their vision into something that is both tangible and beautiful.
This video (sent to me via Tristan Stoch – thanks Tristan) gives some insight into their collaborative and creative processes.
I thought we’d take a look at the paperwork of Sydney artist Benja Harney who creates under the Paperform moniker. His work is breathtaking, amazing and so, so pretty. I’m sure you’ll love it.
^ The Crown Jewels commission by Incu and Topshop
^ Sia’s paper cloak and head dress for her album “We Are Born” (Photography: Liz Ham, Art Direction: Techa Noble)
^ Flamingos for the Animal Collective Nouns exhibition (seriously cool exhibition name btw) at Gaffa Gallery.
^ Mardi Gras Poster 2011 (Art Director: Técha Noble).
^ Insanely beautiful Christmas window (2009/10) for Hermès.
Image credit: Benja Harney.