Ah, Autumn, my favourite season! The trees have changed their green foliage for a more suitable orange one, and Halloween is around the corner. To put you in the mood, here’s a list of 6 artists that, to me, embody the autumn spirit.
There is something very comforting about Chloe Joyce’s illustrations. Perhaps it is her use of somewhat muted colours in warm shades of pink and green, or perhaps it is because they show scenes of time spent in the intimacy of home. These private and cosy moments make me feel close to these women as I identify myself with them.
No need to say that I find these illustrations oh-so-lovely, and if you fancy seeing more of Chloe Joyce’s work –which I strongly recommend; you can do so via her website or her Etsy shop.
Kincso Nagy has been making this collection of all the Harry Potter books for her Bachelor’s degree. Her version of the famous books not only glow in the dark but one of them (The Philisopher’s Stone) even has amazing pop-up illustrations in it! As an all-time Harry Potter fan, I couldn’t not love them (they are so magical!) and I really wish she could sell them!
“Swallow, Swallow, little Swallow.” said the Prince, “will you stay with me one night longer?” (Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince)
“Do you believe in fairies? If you do, clap your hands” (J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan)
“A black shadow dropped down into the circle. It was Bagheera the Black Panther, inky black all over, but with the panther markings showing up in certain lights like the pattern of watered silk.” (Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book)
“If you love a flower that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night. All the stars are a bloom with flowers…” (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince)
“Do you know, I always thought unicorns were fabulous monsters too? I never saw one alive before!”
“Well, now that we have seen each other” said the unicorn, “if you believe in me, I’ll believe in you.” (Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass)
Touchka Fashion Tales was founded by Jenny Lumelsky and Tomer Ronen out of their love for storytelling. Their intention was to create timeless pieces, between illustration and fashion, for elegant women.
What to say except that these gorgeous scarves are definitely on top of my wishlist. All of them of course.
Using a retro style, John Holcroft illustrates problems of this day and age. Combining a 1950s aesthetic with a very simple and understandable style, the British illustrator makes the viewer think about issues and flaws of society.
Na Young Wu has been re-imagining the famous Disney heroines but with a Asian aesthetics. He kept the general attributes of each characters (colour palette, surroundings) but changed the physical looks and costumes so they reflect the traditional Korean nature, costumes and hairstyles.
When I found Romanian artist Aitch’s work online, via The Jealous Curator’s blog, I instantly fell in love. I mean, who wouldn’t? These packagings are just too cute to be true. I wish they were real though. Anyway, I ended up browsing the artist’s website and I LOVE pretty much everything this artist makes. Look at these:
Becca Stadtlander is an American illustrator and artist. She has been working for The New-York Times, Penguin Books and HarperCollins amongst others and I definitely understand why. Her work is bright but not bold, beautifully detailed and poetic. I love them and especially the ones with a warm palette. Perfect treat for Autumn! (PS: you can buy her gorgeous prints on her etsy shop). More of her art here.
Aren’t these super super pretty? Yes? I LOVE them (I wish my sketchbook looked like that). Inspired by her childhood memories, vintage treasures and “the weird and wacky”, Danielle Kroll has taken the mission of brightening up our day. She definitely succeeded.