The lovely lady Therese Sennerholt has just released new postcards for all of us typography fans. I came across the ‘You & I, We Us, Together’ card on Instagram a few weeks ago and have been waiting since then for this specific card. I love the straight forward and romantic statement!
Credit: Therese Sennerholt / Styling - (1) Anniqa Nelander, (2) Jenny Hjalmarson
/ Photo - Kristofer Johnsson
Apart from nice cards there is some nice styling going on here as well. The styling is done by students from Beckmans stylist class run by the famous stylist Lotta Agaton.
Julia Heurling is a Stockholm based freelance designer and artist who is part of a design collective called Studio Rita. These pieces here are part of Studio Rita’s new collection called Urban Abstract and is a personal interpretation of the urban landscape.
What I fell for with Julia’s art is the colours and that the shapes are an abstract expression as this evokes a curiosity and interest for the viewer.
I aim for my work to have an associative impact on the viewer, in any direction. I prefer abstract imagery. I find that reduced information opens up for association, imagination and mystery. I believe this is the base for my fascination for patterns. I find an innate energy in repeats. Endless, eternal but absolutely present, demanding my attention. Soothing, calming and comforting, intriguing my mind to wander. – Julia Heurling
Credit: Julia Heurling - Studio Rita
I can easily see these pieces hanged or leaned nicely ‘On The Wall‘. Each poster have a simple colour palette and shapes which are repetitive, all which gives them a minimalistic yet ornative feel which is very appealing for on the wall art.
Have you heard of artist and graphic designer Evelin Kasikov? She is a skilled contemporary artist who mixes hand stitching with graphic design and typography. She is constantly experimenting with different type and stitch combination and has a strong passion for letterforms. We can tell that! Evelin’s art is in my opinion one of those pieces that you will always remember. They stand out amongst the crowd! No wonder they have been featured in many magazines, blogs and exhibitions.
There is a playful feel to her pieces that I enjoy. But there is also a more strictness that comes through the shape of every single stitch, this gives it a more structured and mature feel. I asked Evelin where she finds inspiration to her work. And she told me, like the other creatives I have asked, that it is very difficult to define where inspiration comes from as it could happen anywhere and anytime.
“When I’m super busy I usually get lots of new ideas. Every piece of work always starts with lots of ‘what if?’ ideas. The right idea has to click, somehow I always know if it works or not. I guess it’s about instinct and maybe experience.” – Evelin Kasikov
I draw plenty of inspiration looking at her pieces and the way she went about combining a historical craft form with modern graphic design. ‘Graphic embroidery’ is in fact how she defines her own style and work, but she stresses that the emphasize is on the graphical part and not on the craft of stitching. The stitching for her is simply another way of creating an image.
Credit: Evelin Kasikov
The pieces which are shown here belongs to the London Triology project. If you are interested in seeing more projects of hers you can do so on her portfolio. She also sells some pieces in her webshop. Let me know if you purchased her art and hanged it ‘on your wall’.
Wang Yuanling’s work is worth mentioning a second time, right? I already posted some of his photos a while back. Seeing these photos – again- is like; seeing them for the first time. They intrigue me!
There are so many things with his photos that I like. The colour palette is serene. The fog creates a mysterious and soothing feel. The landscapes are beautiful and exotic to me. Speaking of the landscapes; It is said that Wang mostly shoots settings in his hometown; where he grew up and still lives. Wow! His city looks exciting and inspiring.
Credit: Carte Blanche and Wang Yuanling
If you are interested to purchase his art, you can find it on Carte Blanche’s online gallery.
I wanted to share with you this talented artist called Arjan Janssen. I originally stumbled upon Arjans art work while sourcing art for my On The Wall album on Pinterest. After a nice e-mail conversation, I am even more excited to show these sketches.
What I fell for with the art was the minimalistic approach that has been taken. This goes for both the paintings and how the portfolio is displayed. What strikes me with the art is its geometrical expression and how well the different elements are balanced. The artist in fact describes the art work as “abstract-geometric“. A simple and sweet description, don’t you think?
I would personally gladly hang any of these sketches on my new walls. They would work brilliantly with the muted kitchen scheme, but at the same time bring that visual interest and serenity that I am craving. The abstract feel will give my guests and myself, an opportunity to dive into a world of mystery. Oh and the sketches would look really nice with those green plants I am craving.
Credit: Arjan Janssen
If you have a chance make sure to visit Janssen’s online portfolio. I assure you, you will not leave uninspired.