Minna May

Minna May is a designer, illustrator, shop owner, and blogger, and we love, love, love her work! She does  hand lettering, watercolor, and even makes hand carved stamps! Her whimsical and organic style is so sweet and lovely and makes us want to doodle on everything. Also, we love all of her inspriational handwritten quotes! Minna May also has a great blog – make sure you check it out as well as her website!

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Woody Harrington

Aren’t these fun designs by Woody Harrington great? We love his vintage style and his use of typography and color. Take a look at some of our favorites! Oh and be sure to check out the cool video at the bottom!

Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische is a crazy cat lady known for her lettering, silly projects, and occasional foul mouth. She is an amazing graphic designer who has worked for major companies such as Target, The New York Times, and Tiffany & Co. She also did the amazing cover art for Barnes and Nobles current collection of classic novels. Her work is amazingly beautiful and fun and continually inspires us. You can check out more of her work here! (Check out the Teen Girl mode of her website. It’s superb)






Liliane Lijn

Liliane Lijn, a London based artist, has been involved and making art since the 1960’s and continues to produce and participate in the art world today. Looking through her body of work is quite inspiring, by having the ability to see her growth and development as an artist.  She has explored a range of materials to use, and continues to experiment with new mediums. Her inspiration is often times derived from science, philosophies from the oriental and western views, and images of mythology. Liliane works in the three-dimensional world, consistently creating sculptures that study line, light and movement. Each piece is highly interactive with the viewer and the space around it. Her most recent works include typography, and recording the transitioning and movement of text. We love how engaging her kinetic pieces are, that seemingly lure and hypnotize us. It’s always intriguing to see how different artists interpret similar elements. Lilian’s implied and actual movement is so crisp and individual. Her works leave a stimulating, lasting memory. If we had to pick a favorite, it would definitely be her series including texts, that whirl and glisten and slowly become in focus.  We’ll provide some videos so her work can be seen in action.

If you’re in the New York area, be sure to check out the MoMA to see her exhibit that opens May 6th and closes August 27th. I’m definitely going to try and make it up to see it!

Visit her website here to learn more about her approaches and see her large body of work.

Teagan White

So, Teagan White is kind of rocking our world right now. She is a freelance designer and illustrator, currently in her final semester at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her body of work encompasses intricate renderings of flora and fauna, playful depictions of cute anthropomorphic critters, illustrative typography, and everything in between. Her clients have included Nike, Wired Magazine, Anthropologie, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Target, Coca-Cola, and many small businesses, independent musicians, and individuals. Did we mention that she’s still in college? Yeah, this girl is awesome. Check out some of our favorite works by Teagan and be sure look at her website, because there is even more incredible pieces!

Creative Alphabet

How cool are these alphabet videos by n9ve? They are so creative! The first is a spelling-video, where each character is the initial letter of a font name. The second is a developmental spelling – video where each character visually represents the meaning of the word itself. So fun!

Click here to read about the creative process!

Click here for behind the scenes photos!

Read Your Fruit

How cool is this?  Sarah King created these lovely illustrated fruit designs and we kind of love the whole idea. We’re totally into typography, especially when it gets super creative like this. Type and fruit together? Um yes. Sarah is not just limited to fruit. She is a graphic designer, illustrator, and animator and we think you should take a look at her website. Totally worth it.

Just Lucky, I Guess

Today we want to take a minute to tell you about letterer and graphic designer Drew Melton.  Drew is currently working out of Grand Rapids, MI.  Drew is only 23, which gives us 20-year-olds hope and a lot of weight to carry.  We’re pretty blown away with Drew’s beautiful use of type and hand-drawn designs. He’s pretty much a wizard when it comes to letters and we’re definitely enchanted.  Check out our favorites, and then head over to his website and feast your eyes on the beautiful work of Drew Melton.

 

 

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