Category Archives: Folk Art

Madalina Andronic

We love folk art but have neglected posting creative talents so today we introduce Romanian illustrator Madalina Andronic, who draws inspiration from traditional fairy tales and Slavic folklore. The illustrations of the Bucharest-based artist is rich in detail, bright colors and patterns. She tells us a little bit about herself on an interview with Krishka-Studio:

“I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember, so I guess the art was a sure thing for me. But as a child, I would flirt with other artistic directions too, like dancing or singing or theatre, so there must have been times when “ballerina” or “pop singer” trumped “painter”. However, with time, things cleared up and I decided to give my pencils and papers their rightful place in my heart. Rest assured, I was never a ‘next big thing’ for the science world :)”

You can see more of her work on her website, Facebook, Instagram and Behance.

Images: Courtesy of Madalina Andronic.

Tokyo Pear

Tokyo Pear is a letterpress studio and shop that got its start in Seattle, Washington and then relocated to Japan in 2007. The brand is owned by Eriko and Darren who decided to introduce independent letterpress to Japan. Their graphics are minimal and show a definite folk art influence. You can follow them on their website and purchase a few of their items on Etsy.

Images: Courtesy of Tokyo Pear.

Dinara Mirtalipova

DinaraMirtalipovaAdmiring the folk inspired illustrations of Ohio-based artist, Dinara Mirtalipova. The Uzbekistan native is a self-taught illustrator and pattern designer. She writes this about sources that inspire her:

“I find my inspiration in folklore, old songs my mom used to sing to me, fairy tales from when I was little, a wall rug hung above my grandma’s bed, cultures, story telling, textiles and fabrics.”

Images: Courtesy of Dinara Mirtalipova.