Posts Tagged: illustration

illustrator Katie Kirk

The bold graphics and strong use of typography from the children’s book “Eli, no!“, the story of one trouble-making dog, and the one word that isn’t far behind, caught my eye on pinterest the other day. One link led to another link and I discovered that the book was designed by illustrator Katie Kirk. Above are some of her images from her flickr set. You can find more of her work here and here.

i love :: Depeapa

I’m loving the shapes and colour palette work of Verónica de Arriba from Granada, Spain. She created her line Depeapa to give her illustrations a second life by making them into accessories, books, shirts, pillows, plush dolls, etc.

“It’s nice to know that there are people walking around with your creations, around the world.”

With ceramic pieces such as the ones from her “Geometry is fun” collection (shown above), why wouldn’t we all be walking around with one of her creations!

See more of her work here: blog | etsy | facebook

via oh the lovely things

eeny, meeny, miny, moe

My friend Lindsay and I are working on a Roxypop design overhaul and we need your help! Roxypop specializes in sewn, crocheted, and other fabric goods. All items are handmade using top quality materials such as wool, bamboo fill, and a selection of Japanese and thrifted fabric. Inspired by vintage and kawaii Japanese culture, she presents an eclectic range of gifts and small accessories for both children and adults. The Roxypop collection includes wool apple cozies, assorted fabric pouches, badge sets, small accessories, pin cushions, and cat nip treats for your special feline!

I started crafting in 2007, but the name dates back to 2000 when I was talking on the phone with a Roxy sticker and eating a popisicle. Get it? Roxy + pop? POW! I’m looking to streamline my packaging this year and although I love handmaking all of my packaging which I currently do with the help of Robert, it can be time consuming! I’m super thrilled to have Lindsay on my team, but I’m having a bit of trouble deciding on which concept to choose from the lovely examples she provided above.

Care to share your feedback? Leave a comment below with your favourite design e.g. 2b or 3c. Please keep in mind that these are only rough sketches, so colour will be added later. I’ll choose one lovely commenter on Monday, March 12th, 2012 at noon (PST) to send a Roxypop thank you package to! ** open to commentors worldwide.

photo credit: blue olive photography

i love :: orange studio

Loving Helen Dardik’s illustrations that were recently on the Etsy front page. Her designs emit a Scandinavian feel and with her use of colour, these would make a fantastic and affordable wall art option! Diving into her website and blog, I learned that she also designs amazing patterns that are then created into fabrics. Wouldn’t these be perfect for cushions, curtains, to reupholster a chair or even framed as art? The options are endless.

Find her here: website | blog | shop

all images by one lucky helen