Simone Simonelli is an Italian designer who has created a furniture collection designed for small spaces ( excellent for big city dwellers) These designs are actually from 2012 but news to me. While researching (wasting time) on Pinterest, I was pleased to encounter the use of Critical Cities Vol.1 (designed by yours truly!) as a styling prop in the product photos. You can buy your own copy of Critical Cities and use it as a styling prop in YOUR home (or you know, read it, it’s a very good collection of non fiction essays on urban life) here: www.myrdlecourtpress.net
Two small illustrations I recently did for The New York Times on boys in education falling behind girls and the fraught issues around women telling each other what to do when it comes to reproductive rights. Links to the letters are here: Helping Boys Succeed & Abortion Views.
As a miniature apartment dweller I cannot tell you the joy it brings me to see my work in beautiful and vast spaces such as this one. So I was very excited to spot my 2015 Calendar on the wall of Anne’s living room. I mean, there’s a dalmatian on the sofa. Can I move in please? More photos of this awesome space can be seen on Anne’s blog here: le-chien-a-taches.com
This project was so great to work on. Marrymount School of New York is basically the school of your dreams. Beautiful old building? Check. Art classes IN THE MET? Check. Amazing teachers and a holistic approach to girls’ education: yes yes yes. I worked with ad agency Aruliden who rebranded the school and provided illustrations for the new school catalogue. There were die cuts and pop ups involved and you can see some of the work in the images here. All photos by Aruliden. A complete feature of the project can be found on their website: Aruliden.com .
Lisa Congdon, the author of Art Inc and artist extraordinaire has been collecting instagrams of Art Inc, the book she wrote and I illustrated, out in the world. You can see some of her blogposts about this here: lisacongdon.com . It’s really nice to see the book in so many different places. The styling above by Sofia Cardoso really caught my eye, you can see the cover as well as two of my illustrated chapter openers. She also wrote a detailed review which you can read here: Art Inc Review. Thanks Sofia!
I did some black & white illustrations for the stationery of a boutique hotel based in Berlin. Here is a gold embossed greyboard business card with one of the illustrations. Gold and grey: always a solid combination.
I had the pleasure of illustrating some German landscapes for a soon to be published magazine and it was suprisingly enjoyable to draw something other than girls and/or flowers for a change so behold! Some moody winterscapes and German landmarks. It’s also had the side–effect of making me want to travel, something I never really did when I still lived in Germany. For example: as a Grimm’s Fairy Tales afficionado the Hohenzollern castle looks pretty good to me. I’m sure a simple pinterest search will convince you it’s worth a trip, check it out: Schloss Hohenzollern.