Step Inside London’s Felt Cornershop
Look closely at a corner shop in East London and you’ll see everything is not as it seems. The Cornershop, opened in a derelict store in Bethnal Green by artist Lucy Sparrow (@sewyoursoul), is actually an art installation which consists of 4,000 items all handmade from felt! From Heinz Baked Beans to Digestive Biscuits, everything in the shop is hand-stitched and the whole shop took Lucy eight months to assemble.
“I wanted to create something that surrounded people completely,” says Lucy, whose first job was in her local corner shop. “I hope this project reminds people just how much the cornershop cements life in local communities.” The installation runs until August 31.
I’m offering Pre-SPX Commissions!
These are papercut/collage commissions with simple backgrounds like the examples above!
- $60, with no shipping as they are intended to be picked up at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD!
- I accept payment upfront through Paypal only.
- Email me at laurenmichelejordan at gmail.com with the subject line “SPX Commission” and references of your character or whoever else you’d like me to illustrate!
- I reserve the right to decline any commission.
I will take on three commissions for now! I’ll update this post when the spots have been taken.
crazy rare, limited edition commissions!
A graffiti wall. The peeling paint is absolutely gorgeous #inspiration #art #graffiti #gatheringideas
Hazel didn’t really evolve very much in the design process, but here’s some early sketches of her from 2010-2011.
Star Power MAKE-UP!
Still slowly adding things from Otakon to my etsy shop.
I feel like I need to add more love me chains to Venus’s background, but overall I’m pretty happy with these. I look forward to getting the rest of the scouts and their symbols listed later this week!
Paintings in Detail > CATS 2/?
So here’s my tip of font using in graphic design. I made this list of fonts I suggest to be used more often and fonts I suggest to be used less often. Especially from Helvetica to Gill Sans, they are really popular fonts to be used by professional designers. They all work finely whether in graphic design, web design or typography.
From Rockwell to Parisish, they are fonts to be used in typography or artworks, mostly for vintage style. They are probably not suitable in some formal occasions. But they will be your good choice when you want to make a fancy coffee shop banner.
You might be surprised that Arial and Times New Roman are in my less used list. But don’t stop using them in your homework and essay- well, now you probably understand why you shouldn’t put them in your graphic works.
The rest of the fonts are what I constantly see people using in their graphic works and I must say that even tho those fonts look cool and fancy, they actually don’t look as quality as you think.
BUT, that doesn’t mean you should delete these fonts from your computer (oh but delete Comic Sans for God’s sake) They can still be used for certain situation, as long as you handle them well. However, please never do something like using Colors of Autumn as the title and Typewriter as the concept, unless you’re trying to drive someone crazy.
I was asked to create a .gif of a house interior during an earthquake. The article chronicles the controversial aftermath of the devastating quake that happened in L’Aquila, Italy in 2009. I wanted to capture the movement of the “tremors” before the full-on earthquake, although this tremor is infinite, never resolving.
This image and the all the animation was made in Photoshop. thanks AD Erich Nagler!
Rebecca is amazing!