Summertime, and the livin' is easy! Chudleigh's Farm and Waterloo Brewing have teamed up to bring you Chudleigh's Orchard Cider—adorned with illustration by Katy Dockrill, of course! Having recently collaborated on the Chudleigh's Farm re-brand, Katy had the exciting opportunity to expand on this project with the introduction of this entirely new product.Read More
Inspired by the simple things (freshly picked fruit from her community garden, for example) illustrator Talya Baldwin took the tools of her trade (colored pencils and watercolors) and got to work. The result? These beautifully crafted still life illustrations with some fascinating stories.Read More
Illustrator Talya Baldwin recently had the pleasure to work alongside art director Melissa Kaita, applying her unique style to Paris architecture for this very special book cover. Talya's line art shows the same loving attention to historic monuments as to unassuming, run-of-the-mill walk-up flats.Read More
Not an easy task, illustrating a story about love, loss, and fruit salad. The author and copy director for Cooking Light, Susan Roberts McWilliams, "wanted the article to have a lot of hope and thankfulness to it." Mark Hoffmann's illustration was the perfect compliment to this touching story about how we respond with food when someone loses a loved one.
Delight in the details and composition of these richly painted down-home pieces. Feature art directed by Sheri Wilson and 2015 winner of the SPD merit award for Single/Spread Illustration in the Lifestyle, Travel/Food/Shelter category.
Illustrator Katy Dockrill is often inspired by the color, texture and lines found in her garden, so the "Tiny Gardens" article in Oregon Home magazine was a great opportunity to emulate nature's flora. Art directed by Snow Blackwood, Katy imagined four different tiny garden spaces and with a lot of attention to detail and her gorgeous hand lettering Katy educates us on the right tiny plants to fit each space.
Want to see more? Visit Katy Dockrill's portfolio.
Clare Owen illustrated all things Parisian to form the handmade calligraphy for Paris on this greeting card. It features delightful icons which form the letters including a croissant, baguette, the Eiffel tower, a post lamp, champagne and a delicious café au lait. Beautifully produced by Papyrus, the special finishes bring Clare's art to life through the use of 3D tip-ons, foil stamping and glitter accents. Love the croissant pattern on the inside of the envelope--just one last delicious detail to make this card a perfect gem.
Want to see more? Visit Clare Owen's portfolio.
Mark Hoffmann, New Hampshire resident and illustrator, knows there is nothing better on a nice summer day than some fresh fish on the waterfront. Chip Allen, art director of The Square Magazine and Meganne Febrega, author of the article "Hit the Decks" knew Mark's folk art style would capture the scene perfectly.
With Mark's distinctive lettering, whimsical imagery and sophisticated color palette used to highlight the premier eateries, you will want to book one more road trip this summer--I certainly did!
Did you make a resolution this year? If not, you still can! How about, "prepare to become the most interesting person you know"? That was the inspiration for Mark Hoffmann's latest commission for D Magazine. Art director, Jamie Laubhan-Oliver took advantage of Mark's amazing lettering and whimsical style for the article The Year of You which outlines a long list of cool classes available in Dallas, TX for those ready to learn something new.
So whether your passion is art and photography, fitness and dance or just "making something", check out what's offered in your neighborhood and become just a little more interesting in 2015.
Monika Melnychuk has designed and illustrated a delightful fourth sku for the growing Naked Flock brand. The premium cider maker Jonathan Hull (aka Apple Dave) says, "Our Cider is for people who crave unique flavor and are on the hunt for quality." For the interesting story behind the brewers of the Naked Flock Brand, check out this post from the Great Brewers blog. Read reviews about the new Citra Premium Hard Cider here. And for those of you who missed our story on the first three skus of Naked Flock cider, check it out here.
Recently we shared some of Mark Hoffmann's new work and the response was fantastic! We didn’t want anyone to miss out on his brilliant illustrations. Check out Mark Hoffmann's portfolio, get inspired and commission an illustration by this super talented illustrator!
Greg Stevenson recently worked on a large, yet to be unveiled project which featured this clean line art style. Feeling inspired by this and his love of Paris, Greg has created this map/infographic of Paris and spin-off poster designs. To see more visit Greg's portfolio here.
Clare Owen, in her lovely style draws a surface design piece that carries a universal message of warmth and connection. To see more visit Clare's updated portfolio.
It's as simple as sharing a cup of tea!
Sarah opened her fourth solo show in February in Mermaid Beach, Queensland Australia. "I Dream in Celluloid" toured across Australia and the UK and finishes up in Ottawa, at La Petite Mort Gallery in October. Five of the images from this show won "best in book" in the Creative Review 2011 Illustration Annual. The show, "I Dream in Celluloid", is a collection of work based on dreams and memories inspired by and affected by Sarah's obsession with film.
Margaret Lee produced these dreamy, evocative images to accompany an article on Diane Ackerman's book, One Hundred Names For Love- A Stroke, A Marriage and the Language of Healing. The article, published in the Penn Stater, the alumni magazine for Pennsylvania State University, where Paul West (Diane Ackerman's husband) taught. The book chronicles their journey through Paul's stoke and how they adapted to recover his use of language. The two illustrations were based on a chapter in which Paul mourns the loss of the pet names he used to have for Diane. She notes "It was true. Once upon a time, in the Land of Before, Paul had so many pet names for me I was a one-woman zoo...In our mythology there were golden baby owls, ring-tailed lemurs, axolotls, shoulder rabbits, honeybunnies, bunnyskins...and many more." She encourages Paul to re-invent pet names and endearments for her. Some he creates are : Celandine Hunter, My Little Spice Owl, and Spy Elf of the Morning Hallelujahs.