If Places Were Faces print by Heretic Studio
Art print for London Pride by Rugman
Notebooks by Natalie Lea Owen
‘The shard’ by Tirso
This is a fine example of the new age of souvenir shops, We Built This City is London’s alternative souvenir shop on popular Carnaby Street. Founder Alice Mayor, though that London is not all red buses, taxis and telephone boxes and that the city could do better concerning the souvenir scene. She imagined a store that would offer a more exciting selection of souvenirs than just kitsch Big Ben fridge magnets or Union Jack mugs.
Her first pop up shop on Carnaby Street showcased work by over 100 artists, illustrators and designers, thus supporting the local creative community. After the overwhelming success of the initial launch, the shop was invited back on the same street, where it has remained permanently. The online shop will be launched soon, meanwhile if you happen to be in London, check it out for great art prints, homeware and accessories.
Because it’s that time of the year, this is Spring Blossoms: a great colorful art print by Lisa Congdon.
Visual artist Anastasia Savinova creates intricate collages of photographs from her travels to display each city’s own distinct atmosphere. Impressive.
How often can you get a commissioned project by NASA?
These beautiful retro-style posters were designed by Invisible Creature, two award-winning brothers from Seattle. They were commissioned by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to design a set of “travel posters”, that would be part of a 2016 calendar, and was given as a gift to JPL and NASA staff, as well as engineers, government and university staff.
The designers were not just lucky. Their grandfather was an illustrator and graphic designer at NASA for over 30 years, so this project was obviously a special one.
Some of the limited-edition prints from the designers are sold out, but the designs are available here to download for free. I already downloaded mine!
A few days ago, illustrator and letterer Lauren Hom decided to sell all her belongings, leave her Brooklyn house and travel for a whole year, planning to visit more than 20 countries. So in order to fund part of her trip, she designed this lovely series of travel-inspired, hand-lettered posters. You can tell I have a soft spot for lettering and travel, right?
PULPULP empowers artists on Instagram and other social media sites by inviting them to create limited edition, beautiful archival quality prints of their work. What a great idea!
This colorful artwork is called “Sugar Spectrum” from Emily Blincoe.
An excellent quote by Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Emily McDowell.
Love these prints by illustrator Jim Datz. It’s a selection of screenprints from the City Series, that includes New York, London, San Fransisco and Philadelphia.
Love this wood block print by Anthony Burrill. I think it would be fun to hang in a creative studio.
“Live a quiet life & work with your hands”. The perfect motto for any creative studio. This is a screenprint by Brooklyn-based Dana Tanamachi, showcasing her fabulous chalk lettering.