Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Designs

These were Holiday Designs that I did for Tiny Prints that were not accepted...wish I had remembered I had these before. Maybe add them as digital downloads to Etsy? Save them for next year? 



Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Spotlight: Yellow Owl Workshop


The folks at Yellow Owl Workshop in San Francisco make limited edition paper goods other items for the home. Stumbled upon their work while doing some research and had to share. Their rubber stamp sets have that nice, uneven, handmade look to them. Love the way they are packaged too. Gives the customer an idea of what they can do with the stamps. They have a Landscapes collection that come in packaged in a wooden box with sliding top that you usually find Dominos in.


 Don't even get me started on the Correspondence Sets. I am a paper freak as you may well know and I just love the look old school air mail envelopes. They took that a bit further and created themed sets. These would make great stocking stuffers for a paper addict like me. *hint hint*


But my all time favorite thing is this Analog Postcard set. That and their Serigraph greeting cards. I could just buy one of everything in this shop. Seriously, someone needs to put a hold on my credit card.


You can find all this and more (yes, there is MORE!) at
Yellow Owl Workshop. Tell them On the Surface sent you.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Trend Alert: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Woodland creatures have been around a while but foxes are of particular interest lately. Is it their gorgeous red color? Their cute faces? Maybe it's all to do with The Fantastic Mr. Fox. They do seem to make really good studies for illustration and stuffed animals. Something whimsical yet magical about them.

Foxes can be seen a lot in illustration right now but also textile design, jewelry design, and home decor. Even Pier 1 Imports had a cute fox illustration in their window a few months back. Need more proof that foxes are in like Flynn? Just do a search on Etsy for Fox and you'll see what I mean. Here are my fox faves:

Yee Von Chan on Flickr
I just love Yee Von Chan's Illustrations. They are so dreamy and fairy tale like. Her foxes are the cutest.
Hand pulled Gocco print from Deebeale on Etsy

Print by Traceface on Etsy

Sleepy Woodland Fox by Sleepyking on Etsy

Screenprinted Fox pillows by Sass and Peril on Etsy

One of my favorite people on Twitter and Etsy - Sweet Harvey Letterpress =)

From one of my favorite illustrators on Etsy - Helen Dardik