Jenni Sparks’ sketchbook might have just pushed me over the edge. Time to dust off and reactivate my sketchbook tonight.
A beautiful new print by Stina Persson.
Whenever Oliver Jeffers publishes a new children’s book, I get giddy. This Moose Belongs to Me will certainly be found under our christmas tree. (The Incredible Book Eating Boy is one of our family favorites.)
I haven’t been this excited about a book in a while: My Ideal Bookshelf is all about the books that we choose to keep, as they can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In My Ideal Bookshelf, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most; books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world.
Some of my contributor highlights include Christoph Niemann, Stefan Sagmeister, Alec Soth, Gina Trapani, Maira Kalman, Malcolm Gladwell, Oliver Jeffers, Paola Antonelli and John Maeda. See the full list of contributors here
The book includes dozens of colorful and beautifully hand-rendered images of book spines by the lovely Jane Mount.
Preorder your copy!
I absolutely adore this illustration by Lucie Sheridan.
English Is not Easy is a beautifully illustrated guide to the English language by Luci Gutiérrez. I unfortunately couldn’t find a place that sells it online. I would love to get my hands on a copy.
I fully agree with Marc Johns.
Designed by Jen Mussari
My current favorite over on Bobby Solomon’s The Desktop Wallpaper Project is by our lovely studiomate Jen Mussari!
Love the messsage of this print, by CygneNoir on Etsy.
The wonderfully talented Wendy MacNaughton was brought in to illustrate the most recent 99% Conference, just a few weeks ago. It was lovely seeing her throughout the conference, with her notepad, sketching and documenting.
For those who don’t know 99% is Behance’s annual conference about “making ideas happen” – its name inspired by the Thomas Edison quotation, “Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.”
Below is a selection of Wendy’s visual observations:
See all sketches here.
Ammo books recently released this lovely Memory Game by Alexander Girard.
This is one of the many wonderful illustrations you can find in Christoph Niemann’s latest book called Abstract City, a collection of visual essays. If you’re as much of a fan of Christoph’s as I am, you might enjoy his humorous CreativeMornings talk.
Swedish designer Stina Persson designed these iPhone/iPad wallpapers which are available for download via Granimator. Beautiful.
(Did you know she is a Tattly Contributor?)
Couldn’t help but chuckle at this Illustration by Leif Parsons for The New York Times.
Are you a bike enthusiast? If so, you’re probably going to like the Tattly we launched yesterday: Red Bike by Katie Evans, Let’s Ride by Mike Lowery, Pixel Bike by United Pixelworkers. Yay for spring and bike weather!
Something I always suspected, now confirmed by Marc Johns: Asterisks are more dangerous than commas.
These prints by fellow DUMBOnian Damien Correll make me swoon.
In love? Then this little guy is for you: Enamorado Tattly by Blanca Gomez.
Oliver Jeffers is one of my all-time favorite children’s books illustrators and I was thrilled when he said yes to a print-collaboration. You can purchase 3D boy in my shop and I am sure it will make a great addition to any kids room, or even an office. What do you think?