Camilla Perkins is a Brighton-based illustrator whose images are inspired by “encountered oddities, whether human, flora or fauna.” The wildly-colorful compositions combine a dizzying amount of hues, patterns, and textures. Camilla’s style is reminiscent/created with printmaking in mind. Most of her illustrations feature offset color registration, as if each hue is its own layer.
I really love Camilla’s stylized portraits of people. She draws vibrant patterns onto fashionable shirts and pants, pairing unlikely garments into awesome ensembles.
How about a print? Camilla has ‘em for sale in her shop.
Helena Perez Garcia’s colorful illustrations depict beautiful women in odd situations. The lush scenes combine decoration and surrealism, featuring screw-in body parts and little men inside of heads. They’re luscious with gorgeous details, and they’re as intriguing in their conceptually-strange compositions.
Real talk: sometimes I wish I had a bunch of heads with different hairstyles. It’d make getting ready much easier!
Interested in owning these images as prints? Check out Helena’s shop. (Via This Isn’t Happiness)
1 // DIY Collage Kit by Anthony Zinonos
2 // Felt pizza sticker by Kitiya Palaskas
3 // 2016 Metamorphosis Calendar by Perrin (for Anthropologie)
4 // Illustrated ceramic vase by Kinska
5 // Floral Bowl by Jordan Sondler
6 // Zoo Troop 128 — Elliot Elephant — Merit Badges by Ellen Surrey
7 // Little Mirror Girl by The Printed Peanut
Collages! A calendar! Felt pizzas! This installment of “Illustrated Product Obsessions” has some fun stuff, if I do say so myself! The links above will show you where to score these sweet wares.
Have an illustrated product you want to share? Take a second and submit a link!
APAK is an illustrative collaboration between Aaron Piland and Ayumi Kajikawa Piland. They’re self described as a fantastical magical duo, and they’re also married! The Portland-based couple “live among the fury conifer giants in a little cottage,” and their whimsical creations are a way to explore the beauty and mysteries of life. This sentiment is reflected in the colorful compositions and delicate, small characters that exist in great big worlds.
Love these images? Well, you’re in luck! They’re all available in APAK’s Etsy shop!
Do you like a good story? I always do. During the summers when I was a kid, my brother and I would descend upon the public library and borrow many a colorful tales. I think that’s part of the reason why I respond so well to the illustrations of Fanny Blanc. They feel as if they’re plucked right from stories of adventure, intrigue, and tragedy. I love the stylized compositions, historical dress, and her unique color choices. A blue tree? Sure, why not!
Check out Fanny’s blog, too!
Este MacLeod is a UK-based artist whose works are full of color and personality. They’re cubist-inspired paintings that offer beautiful depictions of nature and still lifes, celebrating plants, animals, and idyllic landscapes. They use a flattened sense of perspective which makes their compositions complex. Every inch of her work is covered in vibrant hues and small shapes.
In her Etsy shop, Este sells prints, notebooks, and cards of her artwork. Brighten up your home with some of her vibrant works! How could you look at these and not feel happy?
1 // Grey Cats Silk Blouse by Leah Goren
2 // Custom packing tape by Kate Koeppel
3 // Sea Life Journal by Sarah Jacoby
4 // Felted Cacti by Katy Pillinger
5 // White Wooden Cat by With Bear Hands
6 // Kitty Temporary Tattoo by TATTOOTATTAA
7 // Wooden Pretzel Necklace by Whimsy Milieu
Happy Friday! Temporary tattoos, pretzel necklaces, felted cacti… these are just some of my obsessions this week. What are yours? Submit a link!
Cleveland-based illustrator Claire Mojher created this exquisite series that revolves around a garden. Beautiful and detailed, I’m pulled in by her use of accents and multi-layered compositions. You’ve got to look closely to see all of Claire’s handiwork.
“Strange and secret things begin to happen in the garden once the moon rises,” she writes on Etsy shop. “On tiptoe with gossamer wings, this tiny sprite flits to and fro, red-winged playmates in pursuit.”
Purchase prints of these pieces in Claire’s Etsy shop.