For years, I’ve admired the bold, illustrative works of Gosia Herba. They instantly appeal to me because of the art history influence—specifically, Picasso and the Cubist movement. The bold pieces feature abstracted figures and multiple viewpoints, which is used to great effect: it provides us a lot of visual information and offers a full scope of who these characters are and the situations they’re in.
New beginnings happen everyday. Sometimes, they’re momentous occasions, like starting your dream job or moving to a new city for a fresh start. But often, they’re much less grand. Whatever your beginning may be, it’s important to face it, accept it, and enjoy the process of starting anew.
Illustrator Jen Collins reminds us to embrace this attitude with her new bold and colorful print. Created in collaboration with Worker Bee Supply Co., this two-color silk screen is hand printed on 11″ x 14″ natural colored card stock paper. It’s inspired by her willingness to welcome beginnings—specifically, her move from Scotland to Canada, and the new opportunities that came from it. Here’s Jen talking about it:
Embrace Beginnings is now available for purchase through the Worker Bee shop! And for Brown Paper Bag readers, the company is offering a promo code to get $5 (CAD) off your first order. Just use BROWNPAPERBAG at the checkout. Free shipping to Canada and the USA!
In addition to Jen’s work, Worker Bee Supply Co. has many other pieces available to purchase. They make inspirational prints that don’t suck and are designed in collaboration with independent creators. Artists get a cut of every print sale—it’s Worker Bee’s goal to create meaningful passive income for independent artists.
I’m not a flashy dresser, but I admire people who are. And, since illustration can take many, many forms, I’ve marveled over the details on the Valentino Resort 2015 line. It’s dreamy, with these amazing embroidered details like monkeys and floral arrangements. Long dresses, short dresses, and jackets will all make you have the overwhelming desire to go on a cruise (and I don’t even like cruises!).
I love to see print and pattern on clothing. Illustrated products make our lives better — fun, bright, and allow us to express ourselves through objects.
The entire collection has 83 pieces. See them all on Style.com.