Karolin Schnoor Calendar

by Anh-Minh on September 30, 2015

ks_1I’ve been receiving PR emails regarding holiday products for weeks now. And while I don’t like to rush this part of the year—fall is my favorite season—one thing I do like to consider well in advance is my calendar. That’s because in the past, I’ve made the mistake of procrastinating and then the calendar I want ends up selling out. *sigh*

Well, that won’t be happening this year! London-based Karolin Schnoor recently let me know that she’s now accepting pre-orders for her 2016 calendar, which features a hand-drawn illustration and type. (Regular Anthology readers may recognize her work; Karolin has done illustrations for the print magazine.) I love that her design is a single-page calendar, so the entire year is all right there in front of you. No page-flipping required. And the black-and-white palette means it will work in any decor, which is especially great if you decide to pick one up as a gift.

Be sure to browse the rest of her online shop, which offers additional prints and other paper goods. You know, in case you aren’t quite ready to start thinking about 2016 yet! (But I should warn you: Karolin’s 2014 and 2015 calendars sold out. So get one while you can!)


{ Top image via The Future Kept; all other images via Karolin Schnoor }


Sretan Bor

by Kate on September 29, 2015

anthologymag-blog-art-sretanbor-murals-1I mentioned yesterday that I’ve been on the lookout for brightly colored botanical imagery as a way to prepare for the ever-dwindling daylight hours and the onset of cold weather. I’m pretty sure if I had a room like this to spend time in, I would never have the winter blues, even in the middle of January.

These magical jungle walls were created by Sretan Bor, an artist, illustrator, and muralist based in Serbia. What carries through all of his work is an incredible sense of playfulness. Whether it’s an animation, city mural, or poster, Bor’s imagery is always vivid, fun, and full of life. You can see more of his work here, and check out his tumblr for a jolt of creative energy.

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by Kate on September 28, 2015

anthologymag-blog-artwork-sarahillenberger-wonderplants-1In the past few days, I can feel fall in the air around my neighborhood, but then every once in a while a really hot, sweaty day takes me back into summer. To be honest, I’m not quite ready to let the season of long sunny days go just yet, and so I’ve been on the hunt for visuals that carry the jubilant energy of summer. These lush, colorful prints by artist and designer Sarah Illenberger are just what I need to take me through the cold months ahead.

Illenberger is known for being able to transform everyday materials into bold, witty visual delights. This latest series of hers, entitled “Wonderplants,”  is such a brilliant study of color and form, and a surprising mix of natural and graphic elements. To purchase a print of your own, you can visit her online shop.

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ReCheng Tsang

by Anh-Minh on September 17, 2015

rechengtsang_topOne of my favorite weekend destinations is Healdsburg, and whenever I’m there, I make it a point to stop by Gallery Lulo. I wish I had a trip up north planned soon, so I could see ReCheng Tsang‘s stunning art in person. The Berkeley-based artist has some new painted porcelain works on display at Gallery Lulo.

Tsang makes site-specific installations as well as smaller sculptures that consist of hundreds—sometimes thousands!—of thin porcelain pieces. According to her website: “Each piece is rolled, pinched, pulled, torn, or otherwise manipulated by hand, then composed within a pre-defined grid. … She works monochromatically, often leaving the porcelain unglazed, to allow the attention to focus on the subtle shifts in form, color, and texture.” Until I can make it to Gallery Lulo, I’m happy looking at (and being in awe of) Tsang’s creations on her website.

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{ Images via ReCheng Tsang }


Yumiko Higuchi

by Kate on September 8, 2015

anthologymag-blog-artwork-yumikohiguchi-1I’ve been working on a fiber art project recently, and it has opened me up to a new world of contemporary embroidery artists. From the graphic abstractions of Jazmín Berakha, which I shared a couple weeks ago, to these delicately illustrative works by Yumiko Higuchi, I find myself repeatedly impressed by the technical skills of these artists working on such a small scale.

Higuchi began her career as a handmade bag designer after graduating from Tama Art University, and learned embroidery as a creative activity on the side. It quickly grew into a more serious passion, and now Higuchi has published several books on embroidery and produced hundreds of one-of-a-kind projects. Some of my favorites include the mini pouches below—perhaps the cutest thing I’ve ever seen—with a variety of fruit and floral patterns that are both flat and three-dimensional. For more embroidery inspiration, check out Higuchi’s Instagram account


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