Happy Easter! Hope you all had a restful vacation.
For a cheerful, sunny start to the week, we’re sharing with you these colorful illustrations from Kathy Slatter and Erin Taylor of Stop the Clock Designs. Both girls have a degree in textile design which explains the “fabric collage” feel of their illustrations. I also particularly love the backstitched appearance of their line drawings!
Visit their site here to view the rest of their cards and past works.
Have a great week! df
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These works by Filipina graphic designer Abi Goy make me smile. They’re fun and feminine yet strong at the same time. Apart from illustrations for popular children’s books, Goy also creates cute postcards and pillowcase designs. I wonder what inspires her to make these whimsical but chic illustrations. Her other works, which you can find at her website, will definitely make you instant fans. -lilli
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I got to watch the movie, but the weird plot, which somehow reminded me of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, left me a bit confused. What I particularly enjoyed, however, was the quirky, sketchy style of the animation. This is courtesy of Jon Klassen, who did the design and illustrations for the sets and the props.
One of the settings is an old Queen Anne style (English Baroque) house, where Coraline and her parents moved into at the beginning of the story. I love how Jon Klassen made the perspectives of the interiors of the house. They were very detailed with characteristic features of the Queen Anne style—dormer and bay windows, decorative casings/mouldings for the walls and ceilings, use of patterned wallpaper, and furniture pieces with cabriole legs and vase splat back for the Queen Anne chair (chair of bottom image below).
He even had illustrations for the furnishings and accessories of the home:
The colors used are also consistent with the period style: sienna red, hunter green, burnt yellow, and muddy brown.
Jon Klassen has several other fascinating works including this year’s animated winter olymipcs commercial. CLICK HERE to view the rest of his illustrations.
*images via Jon Klassen’s website
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Finally, I found the website of these custom-designed initials! These are from the Daily Drop Cap, an ongoing online project by typographer and illustrator Jessica Hische. She posts a new hand-crafted decorative cap each day for everyone’s enjoyment and for “the beautification of blog posts everywhere”. This how the initials of df will look like in her caps:
To see the rest of Jessica’s drop caps and the guidelines on how to use them for your blog, CLICK HERE.
I know these are too girly for our male readers. So, here’s something for the boys:
These Matchbook typefaces are courtesy of One By Four, a Florida-based visual design studio. Love them? CLICK HERE to download the typefaces for your enjoyment over the weekend (and for future days to come, hehe).
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