Category Archives: Illustration

Johanna Basford

JohannaBasfordYou really have to see Dundee-based illustrator Johanna Basford’s work up close to really appreciate her incredible illustrations. It is apparent that she prefers ink and pen to pixels. She writes this about her intricate, hand drawn designs:

“Every piece I create starts life as a simple pencil sketch, evolving into a rambling pen and ink drawing usually spanning several sheets of paper. I love the tactile nature of the materials I use and the joy of smudgy fingerprints. My delicate hand inked designs intend to charm and delight, inviting you to peer closer and discover the hidden intricacies.

For me, computer generated graphics can feel cold and soulless whereas hand drawing captures a sense of energy and character which no pixel can ever replicate.”

Images: Courtesy of Johanna Basford.

Boyoun Kim

BoyounKimAdmiring the whimsical and colorful illustration style of Korean born artist, Boyoun Kim. The New York based freelance illustrator has created works for various clients and has been featured in American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Print Magazine and CMYK, just to name a few.  You can purchase her prints, cards and totes here on her Etsy shop.

Images: Courtesy of Boyoun Kim.

Jenny Wallmark

JennyWallmarkParticularly loving the color palette of illustrator and designer, Jenny Wallmark.  She is the founder of Wallmark Form Studio, a design company based in Sweden. In her design page on Swedish online shop, Confident Living, she describes her work as follows:

“My design is often a playful mannerisms, with imaginative forms and exciting color combinations but sometimes also simple and unadorned. A design or pattern that I design for a child might as well fit an adult and vice versa! I hope people are happy and feel at ease when they see my design.”

Images: Courtesy of Jenny Wallmark.