I am in love with Matthias Henderich‘s Color Berlin photo series â€” it was so hard to pick only these few to feature. Aren’t they lovely? Such great color and composition. Check out more of Matthias Henderich’s work on behance or flickr.
So Comic-Con was last weekend, and though I couldn’t go, I was riveted to the news that came in. Comics aren’t just for geeks like me anymore, as the movies based on them and influenced them dominate the theaters and are starting in on television. This week on the ‘schmetsy: inspired by the films inspired by the comics.
Row 2: this delightful raven vase from laurawallstaylor and vintage rainbow bridge bookplates from oiseaux relate to the iconography of Thor (Odin’s ravens flank his crazy gilt glitz throne; the rainbow bridge to Asgard I am only hoping with show up in the film). And while I’m interested in Kenneth Branaugh’s take on this film, I was even more excited to learn Joss Whedon is now going to be in charge of the Avengers movie which will be following a year later!
Row 4: Last but not least, pursemaker farfallagialla is so smart to have made some really nice Ramona Flowers bags in advance of when the film of (my personal favorite graphic novel series ever)Scott Pilgrim arrives. Not only is Ramona the love interest that Scott Pilgrim must fight a league of seven evil exes to date, but her rad purse actually features into the plot a few times, and contains a subspace tunnel. This high-quality reproduction is definitely the go-to bag of the season!
Hope everyone had a great weekend. It was absolutely beautiful here in the Bay Area! For today’s flickr Mondays, I’d like to introduce you to Netherland artist, Anja Mulder. I am in awe of Anja’s beautiful hand drawn lettering on old book pages. Her work brings a sense of calmness that I really do enjoy.
We’re particularly partial to triangles this week. “Why?” you ask. Well, we spent the fourth of July weekend gocco’ing our latest cards and we’re pretty darned pleased with them. Check out out our new cards below this week’s schmetsy.
And, on to our cards: on white it’s a birthday card primary-upbeat enough for your nephew or designy-sophisticated enough for your BFF. On chipboard it’s an all-occasions card with a shimmering layer of triangles, brimming with positivity.
Happy Monday! Today’s post is about graphic designer/artist Louis Reith. Louis currently resides in Amsterdam, NL. I just happened upon his flickr site, and was completely blown away! Most of these pieces I’m posting about today, he creates out of old maps and book pages. For more photos and information pertaining to his work, check out his site here.
It is no secret that I love stationery and I love embroidery, but I also love kits. So when Laura from Curious Doodles emailed us a few weeks back about a new project of hers, I was instantly intrigued. I’m a big fan of Laura’s screen-printed work, we featured her 2010 calendar in our calendar Schmetsy, Counting the Days, but these new DIY Stitches Kits are super charming. The cards are available in 2 sets, one that reads: feel better, love you, oh baby, miss you, and congrats, while the other reads thanks yo, fo shizzy, whatevs, luvz ya, and word. I mean really, who doesn’t want to get a hand stitched fo shizzy card in the mail?
We’ve posted about Famille Summerbelle’s maps in the past, and while I think they are all lovely, Julie Marabelle has really outdone herself with her new world map. I would love to see it in person to see all of the darling illustrations and details. Check out the video below for a peek into Julie’s process.