When we review an artist’ website we are always drawn first to their sketchbooks as it is a view of their life in that present moment. Ralf Nietmann is a graphic designer who in 2006 founded his own design studio in the heart of Hamburg. His figurative work always tries and express the one perfect moment evident in the immediacy of his drawing style. We like his work so much that we will probably follow up with more.
The artist can be followed on his website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Ralf Nietmann.
We love sketchbooks and journals here at Cari Mateo and are always on the lookout for unusual designs. Found these particular ones on Etsy and just had to post them. They are the creations of Cyprus-based artist functioning under the business name, Lily Moon. They are blank hand-bound notebooks with different themes and adorned with various illustrations. The artist also does a great job of packaging her sold items. Her love of people, painting, books and nature is evident in her work. Here”s a small insight on the artist from Indie Pretty Perfect blog:
“I’m inspired by human emotions, by books or strange stories, by my travels and by the little things in life that are overlooked… I like holding an imaginary magnifying glass over them and wonder at their beauty!”
“I didn’t “intend” for it to be a business. I just wanted to share the images and stories with other people. I was very lucky to find Etsy and join a community that embraced my little world.”
You can follow the artist on Facebook and on Etsy.
Images: Courtesy of Lily Moon.
Admiring the exquisite work of hand embroidery artist and writer, Alice Makabe. Typical of Japan very little information can be found on the Tokyo-based artisan. However, much of her work can be viewed on her blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Alice Makabe.