Category Archives: Art

Illustrated

We went to Berlin over Christmas and while walking around one evening we came across a poster for some or other years eve party that had just been glued on the wall under a bridge. It was lovely. Black and white with a simple illustration of a bear (or owl) and an address – simple, minimal just what I like in a poster.

Some other poster illustrations I love…
Clara Alden Agent bauer

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Graham Samuels agent bauer 2

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Moley Talhaoui

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(Illustrators: Clara Alden, Fredrik Tjernstrom, Graham Samuels, Maja Sten, Moley Talhaoui)

Loads more here

Bears and Badgers

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That pencil scarf is amazing, by the way.

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Another wonderful find on my new favourite site for things I’ll never buy, Etsy. Julia Pott posters of bears and badgers in chunky knit sweaters and mittens, and an unlikely friendship between a sloth and a mammoth. This, my friends, is art. Van Gogh who?

(Images: Julia Pott, Etsy)

Animal Art

There are a lot of things I love when it comes to my type of art. Lately these things include colourful birds, deer antlers and animal heads on human bodies dressed in fancy human outfits doing things only humans can do, so you can only imagine my excitement when I found Loopy Lolly on Etsy selling posters of all of those wonderful elements combined.

I can just see these hanging in the entrance way of our new apartment, much to Simon’s horror. Every evening he’ll arrive home to be greeted by a very grand (yet judgmental) looking Sausage dog in a top hat or a pigeon with an eye glass. What a welcome!

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(Images: Loopy Lolly)

Art Simplicity

We went to the Van Gogh museum yesterday and I have a confession to make, we only went because we could get in for free through Simon’s work. I’ll be honest, I’m not very cultured (sorry Mom). Not even half way through, after accidently taking a photo of something I wasn’t allowed to take a photo of and being told to delete it there and then my attention went to looking at peoples shoes and judging (some very terrible) hair styles.

Although I can’t stand in front of historically famous art in a turtle neck and John Lennon glasses, speaking in farts about brush strokes and texture, I sure can appreciate everyday people with artistic talent and I am loving these sketches from The Crazy Bag Lady. I love how simple they are, black and white, just my style.

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(Images: The Crazy Bag Lady)