My sister drove from London to Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia recently and had her birthday along the way, so I made some Yak & Yurt wrapping paper and a mountain tag for her pressie. But actually in Mongolia yurts are called gers! I'd love to go one day, it looks so amazing, but for now I'll have to watch these beautiful Mongolian films again: The Cave of the Yellow Dog and The Story of the Weeping Camel
Saturday, 20 August 2011
Here's a few book covers I've come across recently that I love: 'What is the What' by Dave Eggers which I've just started and has already amazed and broken my heart in the first few chapters. 'Zero Degrees of Empathy' by Simon Baron-Cohen (I love the faces as masks), 'White Teeth' by Zadie Smith which is part of 'Penguin Ink' a new re-design of modern classics by Penguin all created by tattoo artists and 'The Art of Immersion' by Frank Rose which I know nothing about but found from the great site that is The Book Cover Archive.
What's your fave book cover?
(click the images to see where they came from)
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Monday, 15 August 2011
Six Word Story Every Day is just that a site which features a six word story every day! Here's my submission 'All day the sky was grey' which got featured yesterday and is #590. There's so many great stories and designs on there here's a few of my faves: 'To shine when everything seems dark', 'The paper killed my pet rock', 'No way out, when you're there' and 'What a tangled web we weave'. Why not join in and illustrate/design your favourite six word story or come up with your own!
Tuesday, 2 August 2011
Have you looked at a 50p recently? (if you're in the UK, or work in a money exchange?) There's a collection of 29 designs celebrating different sports from archery to high jump and sailing to commemorate the London 2012 Olympics which start in less than a years time! These 2 turned up in my purse this week- I love the archery one of a hand pulling back an arrow (top left) and I think the other one is Beach Volleyball! What's really cool is they were all designed by the real public and it's the first time the Royal Mint (in it's 1,100 year history) has released a set of coins designed by the members of the British public! (image from here)