Miranda Sofroniou

We love the variety of mixed media Miranda uses and the diversity of style this brings to her work. Each so brilliantly executed, but effortlessly naive and sweet. London based illustrator, Miranda is one to watch for sure. The series of books she’s illustrated, ‘Things That Bow My Mind‘ are a nice showcase of her talents. See full profile of her work here, and to own some, visit her shop here

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Vested Gentress

Oh my goodness, not sure we’ve ever stumbled on a more perfect combination of vintage prints and stunning vintage apparel. What a discovery 60s clothing label, Vested Gentress has been. It’s become a bit of an obsession here at the Society and these discoveries need to be shared. Some can be purchased, some we share as the prints are too good not to be seen. Found this fabulous interview and insight from the family of the company’s Founder, Bud, here at The Vintage Traveler – a brilliant celebration of the Designer and his works. What a great opportunity they’ve presented us with to understand more on Bud, the company history, his inspiration, as well as their print and dressmaking processes. Hope you appreciate the beauty of Vested Gentress with as much passion as we have

Oh, and as for the Etsy shops featured, I feel more blog posts coming on….phiewph, the print finds are endless!

https://goo.gl/SVGw7A
Purchase whilst available at Aesthetikara at Etsy
https://goo.gl/SVGw7A
https://goo.gl/qYZJBQ
Purchase whilst available at Back2Now at Etsy
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Purchase whilst available at calivintage54 at Etsy
https://goo.gl/K2suIc
https://goo.gl/WPdpAk
Purchase whilst available at The Rabbit Hole at Etsy
https://goo.gl/WPdpAk
https://goo.gl/5ocAEt
Purchase whilst available at Nora Barry’s at Etsy https://goo.gl/5ocAEt
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[Original source unknown]
Sold. Was at Button Blythe's at Etsy
Sold. Was at Button Blythe’s at Etsy
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Purchase whilst available at Vintage Revenge Couture at Etsy https://goo.gl/ucef1E
https://goo.gl/YZHX7x
Purchase whilst available at VintageClothin at Etsy
https://goo.gl/YZHX7x
https://goo.gl/0Kcdkj
Purchase whilst available at ModVibeVintage at Etsy
https://goo.gl/0Kcdkj
http://dorotheascloset.blogspot.co.uk/2008_07_01_archive.html
Via Dorothea’s Closet Blog
http://dorotheascloset.blogspot.co.uk/2008_07_01_archive.html
http://goo.gl/KU20pH
Via Ruby Lemons
http://goo.gl/KU20pH
http://goo.gl/5ZTJKJ
Ebay http://goo.gl/5ZTJKJ

From The Vintage Traveler Blog, individual copyright credits with each image

Courtesy and copyright of Club Vintage Fashions
Courtesy and copyright of Club Vintage Fashions
Copyright and courtesy of GailDavid’s Memory Lane
Copyright and courtesy of GailDavid’s Memory Lane
Courtesy and copyright of Metro Retro Vintage
Courtesy and copyright of Metro Retro Vintage
Courtesy and copyright of Metro Retro Vintage
Courtesy and copyright of Metro Retro Vintage
Courtesy and copyright of Viva Vintage Clothing
Courtesy and copyright of Viva Vintage Clothing

Stephen Russ

Illustrator, Stephen Russ. Best known for his stunning Penguin Books illstratations of the 50s and 60s. He trained at the Royal College of Art in the 30s, and lectured design and print at Bath Academy. We’ve spent this morning appreciating his book covers and feel the need to share. Here are just a handful of our favourites. Love his pattern design and use of colour23255f404ab2a005c7aaa907be600906 68aeb047febbaca7918d9a34043cddea f21af965ed73221b5931eeb963e72b74 151bf3408564797adff9a239a7ad497f 29caa5893ee439bb2fdd3ca702967eb9 cbda933432a6891474d129126efecccc d38b10bc079bf379e72dbae94070c746 sruss23l 300bb392d6bb928f115d5a4b85b3ce36 8384aedb835a61e3e8749a86e70c20ab f05885745cf3f990f8da2ffa2d2a4185 9aef131998fbfd65c34bcd37ad200dea 74b20c7e18699be8b5e0c0f0e3b1d51d sruss27l 8a18b5948bc5ab3d67a7d3ed1253bb00 Screen Shot 2015-08-02 at 12.49.08 a66241ec692a90a68c59ca5a7346376e e6de48a168e96c55ab00c9eab7005a36 Screen Shot 2015-08-02 at 12.51.04 Screen Shot 2015-08-02 at 12.50.03

Judy Kaufmann

Our mutual love of pattern mean we are easily drawn to Judy’s prints. Barcelona based Judy is all about repetition. That said, her character illustrations are pretty awesome and easily hold their own as seen in her little portraits. But if you are a fellow pattern enthusiast, this collection of Judy’s patterns showcased at hellopattern.com are too good not to be seen. How on earth she achieves some of these repeats is just mind boggling!MURO-MITTE-02 isa_760xN.4876473683_etxo FiguresII_2_o JUDY-PIC-PERFIL_o Forest_o isa_760xN.4860397850_kze7 il_570xN.299661472 il_570xN.391038859_4vu6 CURVESII_o Chaos_o il_570xN.685030803_av68 Colored-Triangle-I_o isa_760xN.4876472811_chgl Trianglesandcolors_o Forestandcolors_o Scrawl_o il_570xN.679384782_28s1 Glasses_o il_570xN.284507045 944a6-icon-prints-01 Calligraphy_o Cars_o il_570xN.237631350 f23bd-m-00 il_570xN.260657712 il_570xN.686164507_44at

Liekeland

We are very much appreciating Netherlands based Artist and Illustrator, Lieke van der Vorst’s design label, Liekeland. Leike takes her inspiration from her home and daily life. Photographed so beautifully on her site, it’s a joy to look through her work. Her shop sells a selection of her designs in print, bag, sticker and card form. Lovely

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Miroslav Sasek at The Bookroom Art Press

Forever a fan of Miroslav Sasek’s illustrations, today we discover they are available to purchase in print form for our walls. What a find! Loving purusing The Bookroom Art Press, we’ve long sought a shop where we could buy some of the pages of our favourite children’s litereature and finally we’ve found one. Many thanks The Bookroom Art Press, you’ve made our day. Check out their other featured Artists too, well worth a look!

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Max Velthuijs

Dutch Illustrator and Author, Max Velthuijs. Fact for the day: Max Velthuijs assisted with forging stamps for the Dutch Resistance in identity papers of those in hiding during WW2. As well as painting these, just scannen0043 44d5de827c1f02dc463c205ab435b685 296469b7ac435e979be0a53ad1f16aad 6057a716fd06db3fda858ea4f74fc7af 40eb9adf078112f4e086472e6974ab5e 1152a046a64d358e0065e599acabaec2 scannen0042 c99e291b82735cf217642f2f40628472 72948ad75d08ca44f913dd43ef95f843 1439ead2e42439a4300ba8e2037287fb
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José Maria Cruz Novillo

Just love when researching one artist takes us on a detour that results in a new discovery. Here’s today’s – Spanish Artist, José Maria Cruz Novillo. Sculptor, logo designer, illustrator, President of the Spanish Association of Design Professionals (AEPD), innovator and pioneer within his field of Graphic Design and Arts. Hear him speak here about the responsibility he feels the function of Design can play during the current economic challenges (admittedly we found it tough to focus on the subtitles whilst being teased by images of his Madrid studio throughout the piece. A couple of views and we could take in all), and here is a showcase of some of our favourite pieces from his collection of works, more of which can be viewed at cruznovillo.com

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