Loving these Bulgarian folk tales and Scandinavian-inspired illustrations created by graphic designer and illustrator Tatiana Nedialkova. The artist is based in Brighton, UK and studied at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London. Her images has been printed onto fabric for kitchen textiles currently sold in her Etsy shop, Softer and Wild. On the Etsy blog she says this about her process:
“Sometimes I’ll draw my prints by hand, scan them into the computer, and then add more elements; sometimes I draw directly into the software. When I work with shapes, I’ll cut out colorful pieces of cardboard and arrange them on a blank piece of paper, like a collage. I’ll play with different combinations, photograph them, and upload them into the computer. Once I have an illustration I want to work with, I’ll usually print the elements, cut them out, and try to find the right placement for the design on each product. Each surface pattern is made for the specific product it’s going on; I never print rolls of fabric.”
Images: Courtesy of Tatiana Nedialkova.
These ceramic masks are the works of Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, a Danish artist living in London. Her work has been influenced by folk tales and mythological beings connected to everyday life in pagan Scandinavia. Her aim is to create a visual poetry based on her own personal story.
Images: Courtesy of Malene Hartmann Rasmussen