Secret7 is a great project that choses 7 tracks each year and presses 100 7″ each, which are then illustrated by artists. The whole show was set up at Mother London and I’m really happy I got to be a part of it this year, alongside amazing artists such as Stanley Donwood, the Chapman brothers and Paul Smith (name drop ziiiing) as well as some of my personal favorites like Matt Dorfman, Jean Jullien and Stevie Gee. I chose Lorde’s track “Team” of course because how could I not? She was after all the only woman in a line up of 22 musicians in all if I’m counting correctly. Yessss always pushing the agenda. Also: it’s a great song! You should listen to it! The remaining sleeves are up for auction on Ebay for another 2 days and mine could be yours! You can bid here: ebay.com
Did a little drawing for the Estonian issue of SHOP. Thank you to Dorcas Brown for the art direction & patience!
As part of the Birds Eye View film festival at the BFI in London, there was a competition to design a poster for one of their featured films by female directors. I am excited to have made it into the selection that is being exhibited with this design for Jane Campion’s “The Piano”. As a huge fan of Campion’s (I really loved Top of the Lake, if you haven’t seen it you should!) and a Holly Hunter enthusiast this was an especially great project to work on. More attention on films led and directed by women is always a good thing in my book. God knows we could use some more diversity, if I see one more trailer for a bro comedy with casual sexism/racism thrown in as cheap laughs I will lose my mind. If you want to find out more, why not start with the Birds Eye View feature on seven great female friendships in film here: bfi.org.uk.
Someone ordered a custom version of the Sweater Print recently and it was really nice to see it at a different scale. It’s also always fun to take photos in your backyard on a windy day with wet hair.
Design*Sponge is turning 10 so congratulations are in order. I look forward to the next 10 years of impeccable blog curation! I am honoured to have made a celebratory spring desktop wallpaper for the occasion, which you can download in two colourways from Design*Sponge right here: www.designsponge.com
If you are Parisian and stylish you send out birth announcements and since my amazing friend Audrey is both I got to make hers. Here’s a photo and congratulations Audrey!
Over the holidays I was lucky enough to have my shop featured on the front page of Etsy. This is amazing for business and sent me schlepping three IKEA bags to the post office, where the lady behind the counter proceeded to hyperventilate about how many airmail stickers I would need. If you want to read the interview you can do so on the Etsy blog here.