Penguin Design

Penguin by Design

i just got sucked deep into the Penguin by Design tumblr (which is run by Penguin). there are some fascinating interviews with artists who have created their book covers – mostly done by hand. which, in a digital age, is so great to see! i love the Bill Bryson covers by illustrator Neil Gower (i actually…

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Kate Funk

happy new year!! we are still away on holiday, but i am easing myself back into work in between reading and napping and eating too many of these guys. this time of year is always kind of bittersweet to me, i don’t want holidays to end but i am also excited…

Best 2016 Calendars

2016

oh man, it’s that time of year again! lunar calendars are really big like year. like, huge. as big as a super moon perhaps. what i would really like is a calendar based on the Japanese seasons, after reading this article that a friend sent to me. Japan has 72 microseasons,…

Mi Goals

Mi Goals

so there’s a lot happening in our lives right now that involves a ton of paperwork (i hope i can reveal all soon if everything goes to plan). i’m finding myself, for the first time in a long time, having to make notes and lists and tick things off. and strangely… i just…

Krogh Studio: News

Krogh Studio: News

oooh boy, do i love me a good lookbook you guys. it’s one thing bringing out a new collection, but showcasing your goods in an interesting way is always a challenge. and i feel like Kristina Krogh hit the nail on the head here with her latest print collection News. it was…

Venamour - Botanical Collection

Venamour

you’ll remember Lisa Hedge, the talented graphic designer & art director whose botanical wedding stationery that she designed for friends in 2012 went kind of viral on Pinterest (and inspired a few copy-cats). she has expanded her interest in creating beautiful sophisticated wedding stationery into Venamour, a creative studio focused on the design, craft,…

Flora

Flora

at first glance i couldn’t quite figure out what Flora was – did they make really cool plastic plants? that would be a novel idea. but no, they make really cool posters of plants. if you have a habit of killing plants or if you want to send someone a…

Lauren Hom Travel Posters. help this designer fund a round-the-world trip by buying a sweet poster!

26 Letters 26,000 Miles

you’ll probably remember designer & letterer extraordinaire Lauren Hom from her great Daily Dishonesty project from a few years back. Lauren has just launched a series of travel-inspired, hand-lettered posters to help fundraise her dream of a round the world trip: 26 Letters 26,000 Miles. In January 2016, I’m selling all of my belongings, stuffing…

onehundredforty

Onehundredforty

this is one of the coolest things i’ve seen in a while. Onehundredforty is an art experiment that merges smart programming with beautiful design to make personal art prints – from a tweet of your choice. basically you select a tweet, Onehundredforty generates your design, and they print and send it to…

Golden Year by Julia Kostreva

Golden Year

i have always been terrible at planning. i don’t plan my day or my week or make lists or any of that stuff – i know i should. and sometimes when i do manage to sort myself out it is almost always handwritten. i tried to use list apps and…

The Desk Project

The Desk Project

Kaeli Justus is a graphic designer from Cape Town who has an ongoing series called The Desk Project, where she illustrates the workspaces of friends, acquaintances and people she admires from a distance. my desk next please, Kaeli?

Studio Visit: MARK | Miss Moss

Studio Visit: MARK

i’ve been so excited to share this studio visit with you. MARK is a graphic design studio based in Cape Town whose office is actually in the same building as my own office. well, it’s thanks to MARK that i’m even here in the first place. Fred and i studied together…

Miss Moss 2015 Calendar Picks

2015

there are 9 Mondays left till 2014 comes to a close. let that marinate for a second. okay, don’t panic. don’t freak out. buy a new calendar instead and embrace 2015 like the adult you are.

Pete Cromer

Pete Cromer

birds have gotten a bad rap these past few years, appearing in a cutesy manner on anything and everything from ceramics to dish towels to tote bags (put a bird on it!) at one point i found myself saying, “if i see one more bird…” but Australian designer and illustrator…

Golly Magazine

Golly

sadly the only time i ever buy a magazine these days is when i am about to get on a flight and i know i’m going to be without wi-fi for the next few hours (also, i recently dropped & broke my trusty kindle so now that option has flown out…