Posts Tagged ‘art of the day’

Art of the Day: Art Gang Scarf

Art Gang Scarf by Karl James Mountford

Has there ever been a fashion accessory more perfectly aligned to the readers of The Well-Appointed Desk than the Art Gang Scarf by Karl James Mountford? At 55″ square and made from microfiber polyester, this scarf can double as a cover up or even as a coverlet as demonstrated by my darling pal Sara Harvey over on her blog, Bleed in Colors. The scarf costs $35 and can be shipped in time for Christmas. So, if you were trying to think of a last-minute gift for me… this is it! 😉

Love Wins

I know people are already starting to complain about too many rainbows in their Facebook and Instagram feeds but I was so tickled at the outpouring of love and support from all the folks in my Instagram feed yesterday that I couldn’t help but share some of the wonderful, creative and paper-inspired images. I love that people are using their tools to celebrate and embrace everyone. I’m proud to be a part of such a great community.

lovewins1Top to bottom, left to right: @lilasymons, @filednotesbrand, @besamecosmetics, @skylabletterpress, @tagteamtompkins, @presentandcorrect, @gemmacorrell, @emilymcdowell, @bygumbygolly.

If you’re interested in the #LoveWins split-fountain letterpress print that Skylab Letterpress made yesterday, email them from their web site and let them know you want to order one. They are hoping to donate the proceeds for the sale of the print to a local LGBT charity here in KC.


Top to bottom, left to right: @michaelong, @jasperfforde, @cwpencilenterprise, @4theloveoftoys, @mypapercrane, @heymatthew, @candyspotting, @shopcraftgasm, @sarahwalshmakesthings.


Left to right, top to bottom: @ceylangul, @wellapptdesk, @curbsidetreasure, @adelinesattic, @paperpastries and @dovbee.


Art of the Day: Oliver Jeffries

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Oliver Jeffers sketchbook illustrations for the United Airlines in-flight magazine. It looks like they were drawn a pocket-sized Moleskine Cahier using waxy colored pencils and some white ink or gel pens. Gorgeous!

I made a bunch of maps for the United Airlines inflight magazine. They are all geographically accurate.


Visit Oliver Jeffers site to see all the images from the collection and admire his other work as well. Check out the sketchbook section to see some amazing collages and messy, well-loved sketchbooks.

(shoutout to The Cramped for the tip)

Parcel Ghost Postal Whimsy

Parcel Ghost postcard

Marissa, creator of the postal spook know as the Parcel Ghost, sells fun and informative zines like the Parcel Ghost’s Guide to Post and the Parcel Ghost Zine Fun Pack. The Parcel Ghost is one of the most delightful promoters of postal whimsy so if you’re feeling inclined to write and receive letters, you will surely appreciate the Parcel Ghost.

Parcel Ghost's Guide to Post

Follow the travels and adventures of Parcel Ghost on Tumblr or follow him on Twitter as well. Long live Parcel Ghost!

A Blank Book Called New Year’s

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I meant to post this on New Year’s Day but I left the lettering in my scanner at work and forgot to scan it. I found it this morning. The sentiment remains true and any day can be the first chapter of your new year.

This was drawn with a flexible nib dip pen in a Tachikawa wooden nib holder using Pelikan 4001 black ink on Borden & Riley 100R Rough Cotton Rag Marker Paper (which has been discontinued). I scanned it in black and white and colorized in Photoshop.

JooJoo, halfway through

This a few pages from Afsaneh Tajvidi, a Toronto-based artist and blogger. Her sweet watercolor illustrations and collages seemed like the perfect addition to the Halfway Through series. She combines found objects,  pen,  watercolor, colored pencils, gouache, stickers, washi tape and rubber stamps to create her vignettes.

(via JooJoo)

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