Dick Bruna was an illustrator, graphic designer, and children’s book author best known as the creator of the little rabbit, Miffy. While loved around the world for children’s literature, he also created a wonderful collection of book covers in the 1950s -1970s that are truly inspiring. Below is a sample of just a few of the over 2,000 covers he designed. Continue reading
The Rijks Studio announced their top 75 designs for the 2017 award, and I am blown away by the creativity and variety of the submitted work. If you aren’t familiar with this award, for the past three years, the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam has had an open call for artists and designers to use the Museum’s collection as inspiration to create a personal masterpiece. Continue reading
2016 turned out to be one of the most artistically productive years of my life. I created around 85 pattern designs and turned drawing into a daily habit, something I have wanted to cultivate since I was in art school over ten years ago!
I’m forever searching for the perfect rug, but I never seem to be able to decide on one. Here are some of my current top contenders.
I have died and gone to pattern heaven, and now I’m inviting you along for the ride. I stumbled upon the work of Eugene Alain Seguy last night while researching art nouveau textiles. Born in France in 1890, Seguy was entomologist specializing in Diptera (two-winged insects) and an artist who created gorgeous books of patterns and illustrations. Continue reading
As a surface designers, and certainly in many other professions, creating products for the Christmas season happens months in advance. I, however, find it very hard to get into the Christmas spirit when it’s 90+ degrees where I live. Continue reading
A trend that I am loving right now in the pattern design world is the use of simple painted brush strokes. Organic, handmade, artistic, minimal, yet bold these designs are a feast for the eyes.