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
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!
From The Vintage Traveler Blog, individual copyright credits with each image
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 colour
We are very much enjoying the gallery of 60s surface pattern design in giftwrap form, as sourced and compiled by Kevin Akers for his wonderful book, ‘All Wrapped Up‘. Here are some of our favourites. Particularly loving the birthing story!
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!
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
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!
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