Ed Kwong is a freelance illustrator based in Montreal. I came across a piece from his “Chez Boris” series on Pinterest and was interested in learning more. An on-going illustration and design project for the promotion and decoration of “Chez Boris”, a Russian donut and coffee shop based in the Mile-End district of Montreal, Quebec. Below is the series- enjoy!
Posted on October 16, 2014 by designquixotic
Posted on October 15, 2014 by designquixotic
I wrote about the work of Fabien Barral early on this little blog, as he is one of my earliest inspirations- when it comes to blogging, sharing a love and passion for design, and also, being an amazing designer in his own right. He now goes by the online identity of “Mr Cup”- a pseudonym in which he designs his own line of products- letterpress, calendars, coasters, and my favorite of his offerings- “found objects”, an addition that came about after he stopped his life in France for a bit, and traveled throughout Asia with his family for several months. As someone who grew up going to flea markets, art fairs, and garage sales, I couldn’t help but share these beautiful treasures, (all for sale), to a larger audience.
Posted on October 14, 2014 by designquixotic
Posted on October 9, 2014 by designquixotic
I came across a series of beautifully small illustrations over on tumblr and was immediately intrigued. I learned that the images I came across were part of a series by South African artist Lorraine Loots, called 365 Postcards for Ants. The project was to create a miniature painting every single day for an entire year. As Loots describes,
The project evolved and people started booking sentimental dates making suggestions for the painting to be done on that day. Every day, I posted the completed picture online, and unsold pieces could be reserved by commenting on the picture. In January 2014, all 365 pieces will be exhibited in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, after which they will be distributed to the owners.
Below are a few of my favorites from the series. You can also follow along on tumblr.
Posted on October 8, 2014 by designquixotic
As those of you who follow me on Instagram might have picked up on, I have a certain interest on words written on coffee cups… So of course I when I discovered Rob Draper’s “Coffee Time” series I had to share it here. This is an on-going series of which Draper does hand-lettering and illustration on discarded everyday objects. Enjoy!
Posted on October 7, 2014 by designquixotic
Posted on October 2, 2014 by designquixotic
the raw ingredients rest in weightlessnes. they are properly proportioned falling into the vessel where they are further processed. the image serves a foretaste not only of the dish but also of its preparation. the look of the ready cooked dish is left to your own imagination.
Posted on October 1, 2014 by designquixotic
Bouffants & Broken Hearts is the work of Philadelphia-based textile designer Kendra Dandy- also a frequent contributor to Zooey and Rookie Magazine. I love her quirky, loose illustration style, especially all her eye patterns! Below are some of my favorites. Enjoy!
Posted on September 30, 2014 by designquixotic
Posted on September 26, 2014 by designquixotic
Last week I discovered what I think would be a great resource for designers struggling to find the perfect Google Web Font (there are over 650). So let me introduce the 25×52 initiative, a collaborative, ongoing project helps provide typographic inspiration for using Google’s web fonts for web applications. All passages are from the Project Gutenberg transcript of Æsop’s Fables. All photographic images are from Unsplash.com. Below are a few of my favorites. Updated regularly, be sure to check out the site for yourself.