Category Archives: Illustration

Maiko Matsue

Matsue-MaikoDiscovered her work at Japanese web shop, Gallery Vie. Wish I could quote the artist, Maiko Matsue, but the typical Japanese profile usually list the schools attended, awards won and exhibitions held. In any case I love the bold coloration and simple folk inspired shapes of her graphic illustrations.

Images: Courtesy of Maiko Matsue.

Vissevasse

VissevasseDorthe Mathiesen is the Danish designer behind these amazing artwork from the poster brand and design studio, Vissevasse. Love the retro look, simple shapes and soft pastel coloration. These graphic posters with Nordic sensibility can be purchased on her site and at selected dealers across the country.

Images: Courtesy of Vissevasse.

 

 

Alison Holt

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Totally amazed by these machine embroidered landscapes and seascapes created by British textile artist, Alison Holt. Her process of painting in stitches is as follows:  ‘Each piece is a combination of silk painting and stitch. The painting creates depth, perspective and richness to the work and combines effectively with stitch to give detail and texture.’

and her artist statement:
‘I aim to make a connection with people through my work, to transport them to a place and a moment in time. I am inspired by the detail in nature, the patterns, rhythms and textures. I want to create an emotional response in the viewer to the landscape that is important to me.’

Images: Courtesy of Alison Holt.