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Sue Jean Ko’s Colorful Screen Printed Greeting Cards

sue-jean-ko-1Happy birth­day! Here’s a card that of a cake with a smil­ing straw­berry on top. That’s just one of the wacky com­bi­na­tions that you’ll find on Sue Jean Ko’s greet­ing cards. They’re happy, col­or­ful, and oh-so-delightful.

Fren­chophiles, you’ll be excited to know that Sue Jean hand screen prints her illus­tra­tions on 100lb French Paper Co. paper. I imag­ine that this would be a very nice card to hold, con­sid­er­ing the high qual­ity of the paper and the awe­some tex­ture that comes from screen printing.

Pur­chase Sue Jean’s cards from her Etsy shop or find them in these stock­ists.

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Natasha Durley Fashions Raw Elements into Beautiful Illustrations

Natasha Durley

If you fol­low me on Insta­gram, you might’ve seen the above image this past week­end. Illus­tra­tor  Natasha Dur­ley cre­ated the beau­ti­fully won­drous com­po­si­tion. It fea­tures a bevy of col­ors and tex­tures with a black sea snake that slith­ers between ocean forms.

Vibrant col­ors reflect the play­ful side of my work, which often fea­tures curi­ous crea­tures and the nat­ural world,” Natasha writes on her web­site. “I’m par­tic­u­larly inter­ested in rough line work, smudge marks and crudely cut paper and enjoy find­ing ways of retain­ing these raw ele­ments within my practice.”

Fol­low Natasha on Tum­blr and check out her shop!

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Dizzyingly Psychedelic Illustrations by Sam Dean Lynn

Sam Dean Lynn

Sam Dean Lynn is another recent illus­tra­tion grad whose work I’ve fallen in love with. I typ­i­cally enjoy com­po­si­tions that are col­or­ful and busy, and her dizzy­ingly psy­che­delic pieces cer­tainly fit the bill. Take a close look and you’ll dis­cover tiny insects, roam­ing crea­tures, and twist­ing vines that are all woven together. They’re fas­ci­nat­ing tapes­tries, and the amount of detail (and odd­i­ties) remind me of Sey­mour Chwast and the Push­pin Graphic.

Fol­low her on Tum­blr, too!

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Lively Dry-Brush Illustrations Molly Mendoza


Molly MendozaMolly Mendoza’s vibrant illus­tra­tions are com­posed of strong, lively brush strokes that pro­duce an incred­i­ble amount of visual energy. At times, they’re sort of a jum­ble of col­ors, shapes, and lines. You need to spend a lit­tle time with them to make sense of every­thing, but it’s totally worth it. Let your­self get lost in these splen­dorous compositions.

Fol­low Molly’s work on Tum­blr.

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Haejin Park’s Illustrations of Colorful Imaginary Worlds

Hae­jin Park is a very recent grad­u­ate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) illus­tra­tion pro­gram. She loves build­ing imag­i­nary places and devel­op­ing char­ac­ters that live within them. They’re lively and often col­or­ful, inter­ject­ing a lot of play­ful line work with many small details that con­cep­tu­ally enrich each piece. I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing what she cre­ates in the future!

Fol­low Hae­jin on Tum­blr and Insta­gram!

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Maggie Chiang’s Revealing Landscape Illustrations

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If you scroll through illus­tra­tor Mag­gie Chiang’s Tum­blr, you’ll find that there are a lot of shots of the out­doors. I can’t help but think that these visu­als are what seep into her own art­work, as evi­dence of what’s fea­tured here. Each illus­tra­tion includes some ele­ment of the great big world (and even uni­verse). Often, there’s some sort of reveal. They’re beau­ti­ful, allur­ing, and at times poignant, as her sub­jects look dwarfed by what’s around them.

Mag­gie also has a web­site. Check it out here.
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Herikita Expresses the Feels in Her Series of Odd Illustrations


On Herikita’s Face­book page, she writes, “I do things with my hands that I imag­ine in my head, so peo­ple can see it too.” This sen­ti­ment describes her soft, illus­tra­tive work per­fectly. Her images and imagery are undoubt­edly strange, but in a way that’s relat­able. Many of the inte­rior scenes are like an dia­logue ver­bal­ized, and as a viewer, I rec­og­nize what that is and how it feels to say those things out loud.

In addi­tion to the feels, Herikita also cre­ates loose, delight­fully odd col­lec­tions. A beet, hair­less cat, and bed all make up a sin­gle illus­tra­tion. They seem like a non-sequitur to me, but per­sonal to the illustrator.

Check out more of Herikita’s works on her Tum­blr. You won’t be disappointed.

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Say the ABCs with Alice Pattullo’s Animal Screen Prints

A is for Armadillo who is short stout and round.

A is for Armadillo who is short stout and round.

Here’s a fun project that’s a nice take on an “alpha­bet” series. Alice Pat­tullo cre­ated a col­lec­tion of A-Z ani­mals, and she’s cur­rently shar­ing a let­ter a day. I like that these illus­tra­tions depict some uncon­ven­tional sub­jects. Bee­tles, crabs, igua­nas — they aren’t crea­tures that are cute or cud­dly, but they’re well-crafted, four-color screen prints. In addi­tion, Alice came up with cute say­ings to go along with ‘em.

Each illus­tra­tion is for sale as a limited-edition print (of 30). Dis­play them all together or by their lone­some. To pur­chase, send her an email.

Alice Pattullo

B is for Bee­tle who stays close to the ground.

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C is for Crab who crawls on the sea bed.

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D is for Dove who likes to fly overhead.

E is for Elephant who is anything but light.

E is for Ele­phant who is any­thing but light.

F is for fox who roams the city streets at night.

F is for fox who roams the city streets at night.

G is for grizzly bear, a fierce looking fellow.

G is for griz­zly bear, a fierce look­ing fellow.

H is for Hippo who is altogether more mellow.

H is for Hippo who is alto­gether more mellow.

I is for Iguana a large scaly reptile.

I is for Iguana a large scaly reptile.

J is for jack rabbit who jumps mile after mile.

J is for jack rab­bit who jumps mile after mile.

K is for Kangaroo who takes hop, skip and bound.

K is for Kan­ga­roo who takes hop, skip and bound.

Illustrator, Printmaking

Colorful Patterns Created with Linocuts by Andrea Lauren

Andrea Lauren

Andrea Lau­ren is a pat­tern maker liv­ing in Asheville, North Car­olina.  Many of her col­or­ful, designy illus­tra­tions are inspired by nature, but she also throws some toys and tea in there, too.

Andrea uses a vari­ety of hand-rendered tech­niques in her pat­tern pro­duc­tion, and they’re meant for dig­i­tal tex­tile print­ing. “I’m par­tic­u­larly drawn to linocuts, pen & ink, and cut paper,” she writes on her web­site. Check out her Spoon­flower shop for more.

If you’re inter­ested in print­mak­ing, be sure to read Andrea’s blog, Ink Print Repeat. She shares help­ful tips (includ­ing sup­plies she uses) as well as fun in-progress work.

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