While I was down in Melbourne last December, I checked out Miso’s exhibition ‘Tchusse’ at the Gorker Gallery, not-so-coincidentally located on the corner of Gore St & Kerr St in Fitzroy, Melbourne. The exhibition is the essence of her home city Kharkov, Ukraine condensed into a single room, complete with paper building structures, clotheslines of tea-stained fabric and illustrated portraits of strangers, friends and family folk.
Miso works across a range of mediums, from pasting street art across the urban walls of Melbourne to delicate pencil illustrations on paper, to embroidered tea towels, to three-dimensional papercuts, to the most recent addition, a new collection of clothing bearing her handiwork. For more insight into the world of Miso, have a peek at her flickr too.
Hu2 Design specialises in sticker design with a trademark illustrative style and conscious humour. They’ve created a range of clever illustrated stickers to deck your home with and bring an amused chuckle to your house visitors. From wall stickers that remind you to take your keys as you head out the door, to classic vodka cocktail recipes for the bar, the team at Hu2 have created stickers with purpose as well as style.
Elsa Mora aka Elsita is a Cuban papercut artist currently living in Los Angeles who creates beautifully intricate pieces that remind me of children’s illustrations and whimsical fairy tales. Pop into her etsy shop for a little browse and check out her blog dedicated to the art of papercutting for lots of creative inspiration and online resources.
T-post takes multifunctional design to the next level by combining two of my favourite things – magazines and clothing. They have produced a wearable magazine, thus evolving the definition of visual communication design. Every five weeks they release a new ‘issue’ in t-shirt format with a news story on the inside and an artist’s interpretation of the story on the front. How clever is that?
I absolutely adore the simplicity of black & white illustrations on chalkboard walls. David Browning is a rad illustrator based in Bristol with a flair for handmade typography. Check out his work here.
It’s been almost a year since I’ve posted an entry here. While I’ve continued to discover inspiration everywhere throughout the past 12 months, I’ve had a rather tumultuous season of life filled with highs and lows and creative droughts. However every season passes and a new phase of life emerges and today I’m ready to re-engage with my creative soul and dig through the last 12 months of beautiful inspiration that I’ve bookmarked for later to share with you.