It’s August and what a super busy summer it has been so far! Most of my time this month has been spent working on the new Jampuppy stock, ready for the launch in September! It’s a super exciting time, albeit a little stressful! In times like this I always seem to find comfort in admiring other creative folk and their work. It’s not only a great source of inspiration, but it keeps me on track and focused! So here’s August’s instalment of Jampuppy Loves, with a few amazing artists, designers and illustrators, whose work I’m sure you’ll admire just as much as I do!
Instagram: Good Type | 917k followers
I absolutely love Good Type on Instagram! They describe themselves as a community for ‘the love of letters from A to Z, connecting all strokes with all folks.’ There’s something for everyone here and it gives a great introduction to a wide variety of designers, illustrators and typographers!
The Creative Toucan is run by Estelle, who started a couple of years ago when she designed her first poster of Vancouver, where she lived at the time. A combination of travel, and learning more about illustration, has enabled Estelle to build up a fantastic collection of posters and prints! She simply states, ‘the world inspires me’.
Some of my favourite items include ‘Toucan in the Jungle’ poster and ‘Sydney Harbour’ poster, as shown below.
Ricardo Cavolo is a Spanish artist with a huge portfolio of clients including Glastonbury Festival, Google and Nike. His website states that, ‘His eclectic international style is based on relationships with folk art, traditional and modern tattoo culture, european religious imagery and the tribal arts.’ This is highly evident in his work that is vibrant and joyful, thought provoking and playful. Most importantly Cavolo’s work is an absolute delight to look at, while its symbolism adds another dimension for the viewer.
Abram Games, Graphic Designer | b. 1914 (d.1996)
Abram Games and his work formed a big part of my Master’s Degree study. As one of the most prolific and well regarded designers of the 20thCentury, I loved finding out more about his work and subsequently his life. I even spent some time with his daughter, Naomi. He has too many clients to list, but some more notable ones include London Transport, British Airways, Shell, the Financial Times and Guinness. He also designed the symbol for the Festival of Britain in 1951. His mantra was Maximum Meaning, Minimum Means; which I think you’ll agree is not only genius, also but evident throughout his life’s work.
Taking in all things creative, both locally and a bit further afield, Jampuppy Loves is all about sharing designers, artists, exhibitions, etsy shops and campaigns, as well as other little extras such as cool foodie hotspots and beautifully crafted instagram accounts, that I love and I hope you’ll love too!
Much love Rianna xx