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.
Top 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.
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)
I find these pages from Paul Klee’s notebooks, circa 1922, to be positively mind blowing. Color formulas, beautiful penmanship and somehow beautiful and artistic at the same time.
Paul Klee, Beiträge zur bildnerischen Formlehre, 1922. Bauhaus Weimar.
(via The Near-Sighted Monkey)
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.
Follow the travels and adventures of Parcel Ghost on Tumblr or follow him on Twitter as well. Long live Parcel Ghost!
“I Love Pencils” print by Leah Greenberg. Prices start at $17.68.
(via Society 6)
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.
Beautiful things happen when pencil and ink are applied to paper — this is one of them. This is drawing from Luciano Luzano from a trip to Lisbon. Fabulous.
I kept going back to Present + Correct to admire this vintage advertising art of A.W. Faber pencils and chalks that I decided I needed to share it. The image is circa 1897. I love that the pencils were tied to cardstock to display them. Good way to display my vintage pencils?
(via Present + Correct)
I may have a less-than-loving relationship with the Pilot Varisty pen but my friend Flora loves hers so much she drew a darling picture of it.
(via Happy Doodle Land)
Illustration by Out of Paper, an artist out of Norway
I couldn’t pass up this darling illustration of a redhead reading with a pencil at the ready. Wish it was for sale as a print. Would look lovely in my office.
(via Out of Paper)
Stationery Love Print by Bubi Au Yeung. I would love to buy a print of this for my office.
This allegorical image of pencils seemed appropriate with the impending election here in the US. I hope everyone sharpens their pencils and casts their vote on Tuesday.
(photo by Blink Images)
This inspiring message was created by Bianca Green and is available in a multitude of options from t-shirt to decal for your favorite Apple mobile product.
Pencil shaving artwork by Marta Altés.
(via Adalou Vintage)
Super-productive artist Genine Zlatkis noted that this pile of artwork on her desk was all created with Sakura Pigma Micron pens. Oh, if only I could get such lovely pictures could come out of my Microns.
(via Geninne’s Art Blog)
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.
What can I possibly say about a giant colored pencil art installation in Echigo-Tsumari Japan except, when can I see it myself?
(via My Modern Met)