It’s July! The sun is shining, alfresco dining is becoming a regular feature in my life and my winter scarves have been well and truly banished to the spare room! Plus, the new Jampuppy stock is slowly starting to take shape! (so exciting!!!) So there’s lots to celebrate! But amongst all of that, there’s some more good news, because here’s the first instalment of the Jampuppy Loves blog series! Taking in all things creative, both locally and a bit further afield, I’ll be sharing designers and designer-makers, artists and exhibitions, plus the occasional cool campaign and some beautifully crafted instagram accounts amongst other bits and bobs!
But let’s get started, here are my top picks for July! >>
Instagram: 36daysoftype | 165k followers | #36daysoftype | 36daysoftype.com
Looking for some serious alphabet eye candy? Then look no further. Developed by two Barcelona based graphic designers Nina Sans and Rafa Goicoechea, 36daysoftype is now a collaborative venture showcasing an amazing range of designers, artists and illustrators and the amazing imagery they can create with just numbers and letters.
Etsy: We are out of office | Utrecht, The Netherlands | On Etsy since 2014
We are out of office consists of designers Felix van Dam & Winneke de Groot, who work out of a small studio, including a screen print and risograph workshop, just outside Utrecht. I absolutely love the vibrancy and energy of this shop! Mainly selling fabulous art prints (and super cute pin pages!), this shop is the perfect place to find some colour to inject into your home this summer! Some of my favourite items include ‘A weird square watermelon pin’ and ‘Risograph print of an enamel flowery jug’ (pictured below).
Alex Trochut, Artist, Graphic Designer, Illustrator & Typographer| b. 1981 | www.alextrochut.com| #alextrochutportfolio #trochut3d #trochutvector
Alex Trochut is a graduate of Barcelona School of Design and Engineering and is the grandson of Joan Trochut, a printer and typographer who developed a collection of type modules caller Super-Veloz in 1942. Super-Veloz was later digitilised in 2004 by Alex Trochut and Andreu Balius. His work is a beautiful love story between type and illustration creating imagery that is surreal and spontaneous in its appearance, and an absolute pleasure to explore!
LNER Poster Artist: H.G. Gawthorn | b. 1879 (d.1941)
Born in Northampton, Henry George Gawthorn started his career as an architect before turning his hand to pictorial art, creating glorious and timeless designs for LNER (The London and North Eastern Railway). I absolutely love Gawthorn’s style, simplistic yet intricate, vibrant yet calming, his ability to establish a real feel for a place and atmosphere is amazing. You can also spot a self-portrait of himself in most of his work – complete with pince-nez and a panama hat (like an old school Where’s Wally!). It just goes to show that great design really can stand the test of time!
Etsy: HeatherLaingArt | Glasgow, UK | On Etsy since 2013
I absolutely adore Heather’s style! Her work is super unique and is the perfect blend between vintage and modern. I love her ink drawings as well as her edgy tattoo inspired designs! Favourite items include the ‘live free’ pin badge and the ‘good times, bad friends’ bottle opener! (pictured below).
I hope you’ve liked this month’s picks! It’s always great to discover new artists and designers (as well as indulging in some classics!) and hopefully this has inspired you to hunt down some of the other work created by those featured in this months Jampuppy Loves! Have a great rest of July and I’ll see you in August for another instalment!
Much love, Rianna xx