French creative duo Zim & Zou never cease to amaze me. Their latest colourful paper universe was for the window display of the new Hermès store in Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates. Titled ‘Forest Folks’, the duo adds a little magic into the retail world by creating two different scenes referencing a fairytale world including oversized mushrooms, florals, and whimsical creatures. . . .
Why draw on paper when you can do the complete opposite – draw with paper. The art of paper quilling has been around for centuries, using small strips of coloured paper to create different shapes and turning them images, decorative pieces or even jewellery. I remember getting paper quilling packs as a child and twirling and twisting the paper to create birds, flowers, and a whole range of . . .
Berlin-based greeting card designer and freelance illustrator Charly Clements creates the most adorable series titled 'Real Life Lines'. She puts personality into a whole range of inanimate objects, imagining the things they said if they had a voice. The simplest of doodles breathes life into each of them and certainly puts a smile on one's face. Other than the awesome . . .
"Drawing with a knife" - that's what Hong Kong artist Bovee Lee does with much skill and patience. Instead of channeling her feelings about moving cross-country into nervousness or frustration, she created these intricate hand-cut paper rollercoasters. Talk about a good method of diversion... "In these works, I also draw parallels between one’s romantic relationship and our relationship . . .
Happy New Year! May this year be a wonderful one. One where we learn more, create more, love more. Reach goals instead of simply making resolutions. Embrace change, spread kindness, and explore the unknown. I'm excited for the year ahead - enjoy 2016! . . .
Happy Friday all! It's a long weekend over here, so we're all even more excited today (despite the forecast of three days of rain). There has been a tad of a blogging hiatus as I've been away in Tokyo, my new favourite city in the world but more of that later... For now, check out this notebook set by Russ Gray - so beautifully whimsical and perfect for Spring. via Nae Design . . .
Illustrations with paper and collage have always impressed me - the effort taken to cut each of those layers of paper to create and illusion of depth and shadows. Estonian illustrator and graphics designer, Eiko Ojala, does just this with his work... He studies the forms of shapes and works closely with light and shadow, keeping his illustrations minimal and well-advised. According to his . . .