Sergio Membrillas

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Simplicity is underrated, and it would seem Valencia-based illustrator Sergio Membrillas would agree. Both his editorial pieces and posters are taken down to the bare minimum, letting our eyes decipher the simple shapes and bold colors for what they really are.


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Print Edition: May 2016


Chinese Brush Painting by Celine Printables // Flora by Britt Hermann //
Make It Easy by Making It Fun by Chipper Things // Monogram Initial Print by
Factory Twenty One // Mountains ABC Print by Schoolhouse Electric



Out of Ideas by Ashkahn Shahparnia // Morning Kiss by Raphael Vavasseur //
Sleep Forever by Henn Kim // Study Print by Gabriel Stromberg //
Zebra Succulent by Beetle Ink Co.


Juan Osorno

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Columbian artist Juan Osorno‘s delicately illustrated pieces are something to behold. His studies are simultaneously exploratory and introspective. For more of Juan’s work and process check out his Instagram account.


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Shelby Ling

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I’m digging Shelby Ling‘s loosey goose style, particularly in the plant illustrations. Maybe it’s because I have warm weather on my mind, and can hardly wait to whip my backyard into decent shape and haul out the deck furniture this weekend. At any rate, you can pick up something for yourself in Shelby’s shop!


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The Joy of Swimming

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Artist Lisa Congdon’s books never fail to impress or inspire, and such is the case with her latest – The Joy of Swimming: A Celebration of Our Love for Getting in the Water. A longtime swimmer herself, Lisa has created an illustrated collection of vintage swimsuits and pool signs, hand lettered quotes on the subject, dozens of watercolor portraits paired with personal stories, and more. With summer just around the corner The Joy of Swimming is the perfect book to get you swimsuit ready!


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Thomas Colligan

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Thomas Colligan is an NYC-based illustrator and designer with what I’d liken to a graffiti style. It lends itself well to the subject matter – disjointed scenes telling quirky stories through color blocking.


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Katty Huertas

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I’m loving the illustrations and paintings of Katty Huertas, particularly her series of self-portraits. (The piece above captures the way I perceive my own internal monologue just about perfectly.) From realistic to whimsical, girl can do it all.


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Hope Gangloff

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Hope Gangloff‘s artistic history is fantastic to read about. These days her large-scale paintings are created from frantic and loose modeling by a long list of volunteers and inanimate objects. I love the intentionally exaggerated features in many of her pieces.


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