inspired prints from l’affiche moderne

i am truly enjoying the wonderful contemporary print, illustration and photo works offered at the french online shop l’affiche moderne. their pieces are strictly limited to editions of 300, and feature an eclectic inventory filled with the bright talents of folks including anthony peters, mathilde aubier, véronique joffre, cyril auvity, limoon, franck juery and nod young (pictured in order, below).

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lucky for us they ship overseas too. 🙂

they are adding inventory regularly, so pop over and see what is for sale on their website.


valentine shopping fun (round up)

late to the party, my head is swimming with all the vday goodies i’ve seen floating around here. some of these items might not make it to your mailbox before the big day but you can still enjoy looking at some of my favorite categories…

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romance in photography from jennifer squires, art of whimsy, kayleen michelle and alyson jones

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 inspired jewelry from laurie chapman, margaux lange, victoria buckley and stephanie simek

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ceramic and glass bliss from lily pottery and jeri goodman

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soft-sided accessory love from las lopezlas, fringe, stewart and brown, and linda lye

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poetic paper from l2 design collective, porterness, amy blackwell (via) and able and game (via)

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love spray from reed seifer

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chocolate creations from jean philippe maury, christopher elbow and knipschildt

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sweet and funny illustrations from laura george, seaspray blue and le papier

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pillows: pooh, humble and veronique


cath riley illustrations

they’re floating around out here in the ether on several sites, but i must mention these pencil drawings from cath riley. they are maddeningly good.

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more here.

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tilman faeker illustrations: miniview

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i derive great thrill and pleasure when i discover handmade collections, in any type of media, where i can find emotion or humor interwoven with that beauty and cleverness i yearn for. don’t you think when those elements combine, a certain alchemy is created which serves as a throughway to the personality of the hand behind the work? i do. and i like that connection. that’s why i am really enjoying these illustrations from stuttgart-based artist tilman faeker. the restrained color selections compliment the delicate line work and subtlety in the subjects he chooses, and it all flows, one piece into another into another. when i finish looking i want to look again because i don’t want to miss anything. as it turns out, tilman provided me with some illuminating thoughts on the subject of handmade work too…

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q: have you always been drawing, even as a child?

a: truth is, i hadn’t done any proper drawings for about 15 years when i went out of art school/university. while studying i was doing a lot of film and interactive media-related stuff (3d animation, sound design, sound art, etc.). everything was very artsy with a lot of theoretical issues involved, and illustration was never a subject.

after i finished my studies, i realized that i was always missing something in my work, which in fact was some kind of manual labour. i couldn’t imagine spending the next 30 years in front of a computer screen pushing around pixels the whole day or becoming some kind of new media artist who does stuff that only other artists can relate to, because they read the same books. i then remembered how it felt to draw, the combination of rational decisions and subconsciousness (there is this saying that drawing is seeing), working with materials and with your own hands, not having to operate a computer and its software all the time… so i started to draw again, put together a portfolio and started shopping it around.

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q: can you tell us a little about your process?

a: i draw everything by hand first, then scan it and then put the different pieces together digitally and colorize them. i’m not so happy about this part, but it is very economical.

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q: what appeals to you most about illustration?

a: the best part of this work is that everyone can relate to it. you can look at an illustration and just like the colors or the quality of the lines – regardless of the visual concept  – or you can approach it in an intellectual way, when you try to “read” it.

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you can see more from tilman on his website. he’s producing some reasonably priced limited edition prints too, and you can find those right here.

thank you tilman!


one of a kind chicago: 2008 highlights, pt. 3

installment number 3 of 3 of beautiful things available at the 2008 one of a kind show in chicago, continuing through this weekend only…

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futuro-organic jewelry by melissa finelli

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photography from jessie eisner-kleyle

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mixed media work and handpainted floorcloths from faith wilson

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handpulled screenprints from hiroshi ariyama

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obsessive-in-a-good-way mixed media work from kris jones

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jewelry by alison mackey made of resin and photographs

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 ceramics you can count on from circa


the art of katrine kalleklev

i am love love LOVING the beautifully expressed moods through the mixed media, collage and digital work of skillful norwegian artist katrine kalleklev.

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these pieces feel so lonely to me and there are lovely grey tones which really match the color of the sky every time i look up around here lately. it just fits.

see more charming work on katrine’s website. she has an invite-only blog too.

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we the robots online comics (hilarious)

kansas city-based artist chris harding’s we the robots weekly online comic strip is sarcastic, amusing, and at many times relatable in the most embarrassing way.

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see much more here. he has a shop too!

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eveline tarunadjaja illustration

This richly detailed, feminine styled and themed illustration work by Australian-based artist Eveline Tarunadjaja is making me dizzy. I want to trace all the lines in some of these pieces back to a single genesis and get lost trying to do it. It is simply lovely.

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You can see more work from Eveline on her blog and website. Her shop is closed for a few weeks (until November 23rd, 2008), but if you need to purchase right away, you can pick up some of her prints at modamuse.


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