Austin-based Leah Duncan was a designer in the agency world as well as for silkscreening companies before deciding she wanted to make a living doing what she loved: surface design. “inspired by a love of nature, her east austin neighborhood, the southwest, and her cherokee roots she has established a recognizable voice that speaks simplicity and beauty with quirky and organic themes.” Today, she sells her quirky, folk-meets-modern textiles & prints in both her Etsy shop and retail boutiques, while also picking up coveted commissions from the likes of Target, Land of Nod and Urban Outfitters. (As always, click to shop!)
An extraordinary bit of branding & identity work by Raul Gomez for La Bocana restaurant in Cadiz, Spain. It’s particularly cool to see a little of the sketch work leading up to the final graphics, which make the place look delicious! The design team even had the chance to get out of the studio and hand-paint the mural inside.
Call me old fashioned, but I like having an actual calendar – you know, one made of PAPER – in my life. Hung up in the kitchen or propped on my desk; it’s a sweet, gentle reminder of the passage of time. (As always, click to shop!)
I’ve fallen for these charming, illustrated prints by Lucile Prache, an artist based in Paris.
I want my illustrations to look carefree and happy. I have been studying ballet since my childhood, and I believe that my illustrations are just like dance pieces—everything appears to be easy. Dancers are always smiling on stage, but there is a lot of work behind the stage.
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The Big Harumph is one of my favorite Etsy shops. They make letterpress prints and linocut prints from a studio in a converted church in the “nitty gritty” of Wichita, Kansas. Love the modern whimsy and cheeky attitude of their cards and prints! All of the linocut prints featured here today are 8″ x 10″ and sell for $22. (As always, click to shop!)