My favorite new tattoo from Tattly is The Big Dipper by Rusty A. Meadows. $5 for 2.
Every day, Susa draws and shares a quote and illustration, some of my favorites are pictured here. It provides a beautiful, serene moment for the recipient and I love her choices in quotes. You can follow online or Facebook. Many of these illustrations are available as prints on Susa’s Etsy shop.
Congrats Susa! So excited to see more of your work every day.
I’m captivated by the work of Russian illustrator, Konstantin Kalynovych.
(*via but does it float)
Long live Roald Dahl and his magical stories! This is a wonderful postage series, designed by Magpie Studio for the UK’s mail system, Royal Mail. There’s a nice interview with Magpie co-founder Ellul, on the How Design blog. And if you’re in the US like me, you can still order these stamps as keepsakes even if they’ll do no good for your actual postage.
Emma Thompson was responsible for authoring a new book in the beloved Peter Rabbit series! The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit is the 24th book. I tend to trust Emma completely, so I’m not too worried about how it came out, but the pressure is on! This is the first book since 1930 and the only one written by anyone other than Beatrix Potter.
I listened to Emma in an interview on NPR. This was a highlight, when talking about some made-up words and a particular writing style she used:
Like, ‘inside wrapped in brown paper were some excellent sandwiches of cheese and pickle’; it’s not the kind of construction that you get anymore. What, now we say, ‘cheese and pickle sandwiches.’ But there’s something about ‘excellent sandwiches of cheese and pickle’ that’s very Potter-esque. It’s Victorian, you know? … It’s an old form, and I find it very charming. And I find it draws me into the books still. So I wanted to hold on to that.
Diana of Miss Moss, took inspiration from Mara Hoffman’s Spring 2012 runway show at the recent fashion week in New York, and merged those images with the folk art paintings of Ukranian artist Maria Primachenko to produce these vibrant collages. They’re captivating!
What a fun idea! The Tattoo Notebook is 100 pages of matte drawing paper printed with imagery of all sorts of limbs and body surfaces.
Available from Suck UK for £ 12.00.
(*via Design Work Life)