Cats Cats Meow Art!

this made me smile – cat inspired art, pins and other goodies by designer Nia Gould aka Niaski. she took inspiration from her own cats: Sampson, Frankenstein, Salvador and Socket. Henri Catisse probably made me laugh the most. you can shop everything at her Etsy shop.

2017

in the wake of what has been a trying week for very many people, i think we all should look ahead to the FUTURE. so i decided to do my annual calendar post a bit earlier this year. there are already so many great 2017 calendars out there! i have never been the…

Define Magazine (and a Giveaway!)

Introducing new quarterly magazine Define – each issue focuses on a single word that is defined by a unique group of artists through various mediums. their first issue was about Fear and their second issue, launched just this week, is about Shape. today we’re giving away two sets of both issues! click through to enter….

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…

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…

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

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

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

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

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…

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

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

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

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

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…