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I recently purchased a vintage classroom map of the world, it now hangs above our bed... I quite often gaze up at it wondering about all the shipping routes and time lines... and how much the world has changed since it's 1963 production.
When I started researching textile artist Leah Evans I was instantly drawn to her series of topographical works...have you seen them?
Using a whole variety of hand and machine techniques ( including appliqué, reverse appliqué, piecing, natural and synthetic dyeing, needle-felting, hand printing, and a variety of embroidery stitches ) Leah's fascination with mapping, aerial photography and satellite imagery come together in this beautiful body of work.
"For me they are intimate explorations of map language and imagined landscapes. Through my research and experience I have decided that maps create more questions than they answer."
(image and quote from Leah Evans with thanks to Monoscope)
Divine Paper House
Graduating from Kingston University (with first class honors in illustration and animation) in 2008, London based illustrator Matthew Scott of Divine Paper House already has an impressive client list and international exhibition schedule.
Recent accolades include "winning 'best new blood' at the 2008 D&AD awards, also my first short book entitled 'the diver' won 1st place in the 2008 cheltenham illustration awards. I am currently working on my first full length children's books for simon and schuster aswell as working on other projects for oxford press and Nickelodeon."
And it's no wonder really..Matthew's work definitely deserves all its praise and recognition... have a look!
(images and quote from Matthew Scott)
There's the for mentioned Bondville -
"The site has evolved from an observation of life in downtown New York City, to a collection of maternity and baby-related products (my daughter was born in 2007) to its current format as a home of modern, design-focused, fresh products and artworks from Australia."
"a directory of businesses on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, that provide services for the wedding industry."
"I love supporting Australian entrepreneurs and I launched Bondville Kids: Australian Designer Baby Clothes to highlight the talent of Aussie children's fashion designers."
Go check them out : )