Category Archives: Design

Linzie Hunter Will Hand Letter Your New Year’s Resolutions

With the new year comes New Year’s res­o­lu­tions. And why not? It’s such a pos­i­tive, hope­ful time. You think, yes! this year will be bet­ter than the last. It feels like you have a fresh slate. I’ve fea­tured Linzie Hunter’s work before — some­what recently, in fact — and mar­veled at her hand let­tered Unin­spir­ing Posters series. Now, she’s started […]

Vicki Turner’s Minimalist Illustrations Inspired by Wandering

Vicki Turner is a designer, illus­tra­tor, and maker who has a pas­sion for the nat­ural world. Her refresh­ing style is the result of a few years of world­wide wan­der­ing, and she brings sto­ries to life in a smart, abstract way. Vicki uses sym­bols and min­i­mal­ist design to tell com­plex tales that have mul­ti­ple way of […]

Bold Flora & Fauna by Illustrator Aino Maija Metsola

If you’re a fan of the brand Marimekko, then you’ll enjoy these designs and illus­tra­tions by Aino-Maija Met­sola. The Helsinki-based cre­ative has col­lab­o­rated with the com­pany since 2006, and her col­or­ful images are seared into my brain as the face of Marimekko. They fea­ture flora, fauna, and geo­met­ric shapes in flat­tened, bold draw­ings. You can see much more […]

Cats and Cat Things I’ve Seen Lately and Liked

via pris­mera Hon­estly, I’m sort of shocked that I’ve been post­ing the “Lately and Liked” series for so long and I haven’t writ­ten a post ded­i­cated to cats. Time to rem­edy this! If you fol­low me on Insta­gram (please do!), you’ve seen that I have two furry babies, Marge and Pauline. Pauline is the most prominently […]

Denis Lelic’s Daily Routine in Pictograms

How would you describe your day, and would you ever think of express­ing it through the objects/icons you encounter? That’s what designer Denis Lelic did; He drew pic­tograms of his daily rou­tine, which fea­tures a sand­wich, cereal, light­bulbs, an office chair, and more. They are sim­ple, black and white draw­ings that focus on the most […]

Ira Glass and The Gap: Listen Once or Listen Again

Who lis­tens to This Amer­i­can Life? Do you? If not, watch this video and then down­load an episode right away. It is by far my favorite pod­cast out, make even bet­ter by its host, Ira Glass. Sev­eral years ago, this quote from Ira sur­faced about the nature of cre­ative work. Basi­cally, he says you will create […]

My Name is Wendy, Freaks

Typog­ra­phy and illus­tra­tion aren’t mutu­ally exclu­sive. The two inter­twine as we see illus­tra­tors and design­ers alike cre­at­ing hand drawn, one-of-a-kind type. My Name is Wendy is a French group formed from the col­lab­o­ra­tion of two inde­pen­dent graphic design­ers, Car­ole Gau­tier and Eugénie Favre. Together, they cre­ate visual iden­ti­ties, pic­tures, pat­terns and printed mate­r­ial. Freaks is My Name […]

Hvass & Hannibal’s Colorful Digital Illustrations

Hvass & Han­ni­bal is a multi-disciplinary arts stu­dio based in Copen­hagen. It’s com­prised of duo Nan Na Hvass & Sofie Han­ni­bal, and their clients span con­ti­nents and dis­ci­plines. Much of the work I’m fea­tur­ing on here is dig­i­tal illus­tra­tion, but they do more than that. They work in tex­tiles (there are some quilts below!), pho­tog­ra­phy, and even set […]