This is James Gulliver Hancock’s contribution to a 2012 calendar produced by a design blog in Australia. Based in Sydney, Australia, and Brooklyn, N.Y., Hancock is a well-known commercial illustrator, who has also had numerous exhibitions of his personal art. His website is here. Also see this previous post on travel lists and itineraries by artists.
Lichia identifies herself on skineart.com, as an “urban & landscape designer, compulsive moleskine & copic hoarder, and nomad.” This sketch is about being back in Taiwan and biting into her first black-pepper bun. (She was born in Taipei, grew up in Toronto, and returned to Taiwan in 2011. She is currently Rediscovering Taiwan, One Drawing at a Time)
It was love at first sight with this golden-crisp, savory with a hint of spice, juice-splattering, crunchy-on-the-outside chewy-on-the-inside ball of goodness. No wonder my mother used to line up for half an hour to buy them fresh out of the clay oven
These travel sketches are from the diary of Stephen Tennant (1906-1987), a friend of the photographer Cecil Beaton, recording a holiday in Gibraltar, Morocco and Tangier in 1948. Such colorful composition. Go here for more from these diaries, found in the St. John’s College library archives.
- Cecil Beaton Stateside (telegraph.co.uk)
Cuban born artist Ruben Toledo’s 100 postcards for Louis Vuitton seemed an appropriate inspiration on a very gray day. Toledo is a renowned painter, illustrator and fashion artist whose work has also appeared on fabric, dishes, carpets and album covers. A good profile of Toledo and his designer wife, Isabel, appears here.