Category Archives: Folk Art

Nicholas Matej

Hard to ignore the beautiful hand-lettered alphabet created by Cleveland-based freelance illustrator and designer, Nicholas Matej. The letters and numbers are his contribution to the 36 Days of Type project. His work is influenced by nostalgia, craft and the desire to push the limits of his own creativity through new ideas. More of his work can be seen on his website, Instagram, Behance and Dribble. Some of his designs can be purchased on Big Cartel and on Etsy.

Images: Courtesy of Nicholas Matej.

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Suzy Taylor

Suzy Taylor is a paper-cut artist based in Hertfordshire, England. With an X-Acto knife and a single sheet of paper she meticulously creates these incredible works of art. Each piece begins as a complete drawing and is then cut from paper over a period of hours or days. Her artwork primarily are often renditions of folk art and natural or floral themes. More of her work can be seen in her Facebook page. She is currently taking a break on her Etsy shop, SuzyTaylorFolkArt.

Images: Courtesy of Suzy Taylor

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.

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