What attracted us to this Japanese stationery brand are the simple graphics and color palette. They are the work of illustrator and graphic designer Masako Takeshima. The artist graduated from a design vocational school. She worked for a textile design office for two years and then worked as a designer and illustrator for a stationery company. In 2019 she introduced her brand, Atelier Three, creating paper products such as postcards, greeting cards and calendars.
Admiring this series of Rock ’N’ Roll Zoo created by We Are Dorothy studio. Dorothy is a studio manned by Ali, Phil, Jim and Tich and is based in Liverpool. Each of the principals did a tour of duty in the field of advertising before embarking on their own under the moniker, Dorothy. They produce conceptual prints, products and artworks that are sold and exhibited internationally. Their primary theme is music but they also dabble in Literature, Architecture, Kids and more.
Glenn Jones is a graphic designer and illustrator from Auckland, New Zealand. His brand name GLENNZ mean GLENN from NZ. Glenn is a graphic designer and illustrator who, for over 18 years, has worked in the design industry focusing on packaging, illustration and corporate identity. On his spare time he started creating t-shirt art and then became was one of the best selling designers on Threadless. He then started his own shirt company selling a range of t-shirts, calendars and laptop skins. He gives us these incites on his info page:
Where do you get your ideas from? “It’s my most asked question. The best ideas come when you’re not trying to think of ideas. A lot of it is about nostalgia and trying to look at everyday stuff in a different way.“
Do you ever get creative blocks? How do you get over these? “All the time, so I do something else, go for a run, go take photos, go get a coffee. Any one of those options always seems to work.“