On my hunt for vintage mermaid images on Pinterest one day, I came across this great vintage poster, which then led me to this real treasure trove of a blog called Quad Royal- which specializes in vintage posters from the 1940’s, ’50’s, and ’60’s. In a sort of summery, beach-y, mermaid-y mood with my selections below.Enjoy!
Posted on June 23, 2016 by designquixotic
Posted on June 22, 2016 by designquixotic
Palefroi is a graphic design, illustration and screen print studio run by Damien Tran and Marion Jdanoff, located in Berlin. Elements in their work that resonate with me right now are the hints of Memphis Style and illustrative styling that reminds me of a Basquiat painting. Featured below are some of my favorites from their site. Be sure to check out their work in it’s entirety here.
Posted on June 21, 2016 by designquixotic
Posted on June 16, 2016 by designquixotic
Today I bring you the illustrations of Irene Rinaldi. She specializes in handmade print and etching, which she feels is a crucial part of her work as it is related to the study of engraving and printing craftsmanship. She draws her inspiration from Mid-Century graphic design, linocut, and screen-print poster design. Featured below are some of my favorites from her portfolio. Enjoy!
Posted on June 15, 2016 by designquixotic
“I collect beautiful words, because they make us happy.” States Lu Yu of her Positive Words project. An eternal optimist, I was interested in the ideas behind the designs Lu has created. As she describes the project:
Many people collect things – stamps, coins, antiques… I collect words, those words that makes us happy and stay inspired – the positive words.I had the idea of collecting positive words because I had to write some short appreciation copies. The task turned out to be harder than I expected – as I wrote more copies, I noticed that I kept using the same words. Then I realized a bigger problem – I don’t use those beautiful words often enough! So I started this little project to collect the positive words I should ‘say it more!’
Posted on June 14, 2016 by designquixotic
Posted on June 8, 2016 by designquixotic
Today I bring you the beautiful collage illustrations of Natalie Nickim. Her work resembles a retroactive futurologist excavating the remains of a culture and society that never came to be. She says; “Somewhere there’s a parallel universe made up of all our previously imagined technopias. I’d like to think my work reflects that place.” Enjoy!
Posted on June 7, 2016 by designquixotic
Posted on June 2, 2016 by designquixotic
Today I bring you the illustrations and hand-drawn type stylings of Ambivalently Yours, an anonymous blog started in 2012. The artist poses very real statements, questions, and feelings specifically about being female, but does so in a darkly humorous way. She also invites her readers to submit their own drawing requests as well- which you can do right here.
Posted on June 1, 2016 by designquixotic
I’ve been thinking a lot about Gucci lately- ever since I caught a glimpse of their SS16 during fashion week. This past season pretty much encapsulated the way I want to dress in my dreams, only I didn’t realize it until I saw it. Below are some of my selects from their SS16 Advertising Campaign. As credited on their site: Shot by Glen Luchford, the artistic and brutalist nature of this city contrasts against the dreamy romance of Alessandro Michele’s collections.