Bell Canoe Works

September 21, 2008

I’m in love with these ads for Bell Canoe Works. I could seriously look at them forever. From the heavy, printmaking paper to the watercolor/collage inspired illustration to the handwritten taglines… I want to hang these in my house. And hey, they got me to link to their website. Check out more below. (I can’t decide which is my favorite.)

Found via Graphic-Exchange (of course).


Speaking of retro stylings, I just stumbled onto the portfolio of Adrian Johnson, whose work I’d seen before (most recently on this tote bag), but never all together. They’re so fun!

Catia Chien

May 30, 2008

I think I’ve been in a nostalgic mood lately because I’ve been drawn to whimsical, fanciful imagery lately. I found Catia’s illustrations at the Renegade Craft Fair last year in Chicago, and I love the whimsical, fragile quality her work has. Like a dream you had as a child, that you just almost remember.

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