Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The World is round again

From cbc today
With Globalization the world was flat for a while but now with the oil shortage and high gas prices the world is round again. (ie. people are becoming aware of the actual distance products need to travel) This is a good thing.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Mr. Boddington's Studio

Inspiration for both writing and design: Mr. Boddington's Studio
Through Design Sponge discovered this fantastic and very unique stationary company
which brands itself as Couture Correspondence.
They design and produce stunning personal stationary, wedding invites, baby announcements and "calling cards' many with very witty copy.

The copy on the website also includes several witty surprises .
(am too tired to think of another word for witty)
For eg. When the first page loads "WHERE TO FIRST? pops up on the screen
and when you click on the Contact button It reads "PLEASE DO". cute.

The real Mr. Boddington is Rebecca Schmidt-Ruebensaal.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Graham Roumieu

Illustrator/writer Graham Roumieu
was on Q (on cbc) today promoting his new Big Foot book

one of the few illustrators who also writes.
he explained that Big foot represents all of us who feel at odds with society
I think his strengths are
capturing the feeling of modern day alienation and
skewering pop culture. (black berries, facebook etc)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

New sketches: Incorporating fabric

Inspired by Quilter Denyse Schmidt and Spanish Illustrator Begona Chezz I am experimenting with adding real fabric to my illustrations.
Here's the Real simple sketch with paisley fabric.

Denyse Schmidt

Denyse Schmidt quilter extraordinaire never fails to inspire.

Her new line of fabrics called katie jump rope have the vintage charm of flea market finds combined with a distinctly modern appeal. The collection includes lots of happy dots and cheerful floral patterns.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Sketches for Real Simple Opener

for an article on dressing for every occasion
am attempting a cropped off figure similiar to my bellboy illustration
as i think the cropping adds a level of sophistication