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

Calling Perth artists!

Happy Friday paper nerds!

I wanted to share news of a Letterpress Artwork Competition and Exhibition that is being run by Whiteman Park Print Shop here in Perth as part of their 25th anniversary. Artists (graphic designers, artists, tattooists, calligraphers, casual doodlers, poets, etc) are invited to submit their artwork from now through to August 31. A panel of judges will select 20 of the best to be letterpress printed onto 300g cotton stock and exhibited later on in the year.

Theme: My Perth (your interpretation)
Paper Size: 8”x10” (203x254mm)
Colours: 2 spot colours (Orange 021U & Blue 279U), single sided (not CMYK)
Print format: 300dpi or higher PDF format
Other specifications: – Include crop marks & at least 3mm bleed
– Overlapping colours must be submitted in separate colour PDFs
– Minimum font size is 5pt
– Minimum line weight is 0.5pt
Please include your name, contact number, and title of artwork in the email.

You can find out more information about the competition at the Whiteman Park Print Shop website.

It’s a Studio Bomba Shop!

Studio Bomba Shop
A few weeks ago the lovely ladies at Studio Bomba opened the doors to their very first retail space aptly called the Studio Bomba Shop. How exciting, right? Well it’s super exciting for Perth peeps who love pretty things (like moi). You can wander in and peruse delightful paper goods and whole lot of other smashing stuff (jewellry! ceramics! cushions! oh my!). Doesn’t the space look amazing? I can’t wait to visit.

Check them out at:
Studio Bomba
Studio and Shop of Designery Goodness
379 Oxford Street, Mt Hawthorn

(Image credit: Nic Montagu via Studio Bomba)