2 Mar 2010

Revamped Classics

My book fetish continues. Look at these incredible covers by Penguin. I spotted these while blindly scrolling through the Fridas Fina blog – and I mean, blindly, because the entire site’s in Swedish.


The series was designed by Penguin Designer Coralie Bickford-Smith. They’re inspiring me to revisit some classics!

18 Feb 2010

California Dreamin’

On such a dreary day, what a treat to discover the fabulous artwork by San Francisco artist Chloe Fleury (via Design Work Life). They are three dimensional and so unique. Each print shows a different SF neighbourhood. I now love the Mission District even more!


14 Jan 2010

Take Cover

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being introduced to Frank Viva by a mutual friend. Frank has it all going on with modesty to match. He’s built an amazing branding and design agency called Viva & Co. He created Whigby – you must check out their poster and stationery line. His first kid’s book is pending with HarperCollins. And, now, yes, Frank has hit the illustration jackpot. Deservedly so. He’s illustrated the latest cover of The New Yorker. The New Yorker. Let me say that again. Ok, I won’t, but you get the picture. I adore Frank’s illustration style. Its modern and distinct and gaining serious momentum.

I have a heap of old New Yorker covers that I’ve been collecting over the years. What a fabulous addition the January 18, 2010 issue will be.


7 Jan 2010

Paper Chase

I’m always on the lookout for great paper products. How glad am I to have found Rifle Paper Co? Designer Anna Bond has created a whimsical line that is original and personal. Some designs are hand illustrated and custom creations are also available. The collection makes me want to throw a post-holiday party. Well, maybe not, but I do love their invites.


Rifle Paper Co.