anthology-mag-blog-Type-Embroidery-by-Charlotte-Smith-4

There really aren’t many things better than great typography, especially when it’s hand-rendered. This could explain why I am so drawn to the type embroidery of Charlotte Smith. Based in Paris, Smith is a graphic designer specializing in type and hand lettering. In her portfolio, some of my favorites are these hand-embroidered sayings. It’s pretty spectacular what she can do with thread, don’t you think?

anthology-mag-blog-Type-Embroidery-by-Charlotte-Smith-1 anthology-mag-blog-Type-Embroidery-by-Charlotte-Smith-2 anthology-mag-blog-Type-Embroidery-by-Charlotte-Smith-3

{ Images via Behance }

{ 0 comments }

Lena Corwin X UO

by Anh-Minh on July 31, 2014

lenacorwin1I’ve been anxiously awaiting the launch of Lena Corwin’s collection with Urban Outfitters, and was excited to see it hit the retailer’s website this week. There are about a dozen pieces in the collaboration with the textile designer, illustrator, and author. (By the way, I love her books, Printing by Hand and Made by Hand.)

One of my favorites in the UO line is the California pillow, shown above in the middle of the bed. (Corwin grew up in San Francisco and recently moved back there from New York.) I’ve also got my eye on the Confetti throw blanket—and I love that it’s reversible! Ditto for the Ladder and Sticks + Sky floor pillows. Decisions, decisions …

lenacorwin2 lenacorwin3 lenacorwin7

{ All images via Urban Outfitters }

{ 0 comments }

Reversed Volumes Leaves

by Joanna on July 30, 2014

anthology-mag-blog-Reversed-Volumes-Leaves-1

PCM Design is a Madrid-based brand which showcases products by talented, young designers in Spanish schools. A great example is Reversed Volumes Leaves, by mischer’traxler. Each resin platter features the detailed imprint of a leaf. To make these platters, the designer made a mold of each leaf using casting material, thus capturing the texture of each individual leaf. The level of detail they were able to achieve is really quite striking. Each platter is hand-cast in Spain using food-safe resin.

anthology-mag-blog-Reversed-Volumes-Leaves-2 anthology-mag-blog-Reversed-Volumes-Leaves-3 anthology-mag-blog-Reversed-Volumes-Leaves-4

{ Found via The Design Ark }

{ 0 comments }

Textiles by Susan Connor

by Joanna on July 29, 2014

anthology-mag-blog-textiles-by-susan-connor-1

New York-based textile designer Susan Connor has long had a passion for what she calls “authentic luxuries.” The self-taught designer and artist debuted her collection of softly-hued and relaxed textiles in early 2014. The collection is made in limited quantities, which allows Connor to expand her creative repertoire by constantly creating new designs. Inspired by merging decorative arts with a casual simplicity, the pieces have a touch of Bohemia while also feeling modern. Connor uses linen for the pillows and throws, making the pieces durable, yet lightweight and luxurious. Lastly, the motifs that adorn each piece are hand-printed in Brooklyn, lending a natural variation to the artwork.

anthology-mag-blog-textiles-by-susan-connor-2 anthology-mag-blog-textiles-by-susan-connor-3 anthology-mag-blog-textiles-by-susan-connor-4 anthology-mag-blog-textiles-by-susan-connor-5

{ Images via Susan Connor }

 

{ 0 comments }

ArtInc_CVR_Catalog_800

Some of you may already be aware of this—before Anthology became a thing, the magazine’s creative director, Meg Mateo Ilasco, launched the “Inc.” creative business series with Chronicle Books. The latest book is coming out in just a couple of weeks (August 12 to be exact): Art Inc., written by one of my favorite local artists, Lisa Congdon, and edited by Meg. For anyone who has ever had an interest in a career as an artist, it’s a must-read.

To celebrate the book’s release, Lisa and Meg are doing something rather brilliant: On Tuesday, August 12, from 5-6 p.m. (PT), they’re teaming up with Creative Live for a live online book release event. So what does that mean? Meg and Lisa will be sitting down to discuss Lisa’s own path to becoming a professional fine artist and illustrator. There will be a live online broadcast, and anyone can participate. If you’re in the Bay Area, you can actually be a member of the studio audience!

Here’s how you can be a part of the event:

  • RSVP to WATCH ONLINE: To get online access to the event—it’s free—RSVP here.
  • SIGN UP TO BE PART OF THE LIVE AUDIENCE: If you are in the Bay Area and would like to attend, sign up here. Tickets are free, and there are 50 seats available. After the broadcast, Lisa will be signing copies of Art Inc. from 6-7 p.m. (You’ll be able to purchase a copy at the event if you don’t already have one.)

artinc

P.S. If you’re a fan of Lisa’s as well, I hope you caught her house tour  in Issue No. 14/Winter 2014! We also posted some outtakes earlier this year.

{ 1 comment }