This year we were inspired by Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming, our Book Club book for January, and we decided to focus on learning from women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming”. You can read the rest of the interviews here. Stay tuned for more each month.
Alli Stocco is the artist behind our Book Club poster of the month for Joyful. I fell in love with her work when I got my hands on her beautiful zine, Of Things Real and Imagined, a bi-annual publication devoted to the art of print design. Over her career, she has worked as a designer for Whole Foods Market and Martha Stewart, and she holds an M.F.A. in textile design from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). A native of Minnesota, she currently resides with her husband in Beaverton, Oregon. fell in love with her beautiful color usage and handmade touch. I can’t wait for you to get to know her more!
Kendra Dandy is the woman behind Bouffants and Broken Hearts based in Philadelphia, PA and the creator of our book club poster and bookmark for June (see here). She creates surface patterns, fashion illustrations, beauty illustrations and has a long list and range of clients from Anthropologie to wallpaper companies. I have been a fan of her work for years and love her very original style and quirk. It’s very much her own world. I’m pleased to share some of her thoughts in this exclusive interview.
Yesterday we shared the new poster and bookmark that our featured illustrator of the month, Jacqueline Colley, created for our book club book of the month, Encore. Jacqueline is a UK based illustrator and print designer who specializes in playful illustrations. I thought she’d be the perfect person to capture the words of Charity Tilleman-Dick who passed away from health complications last month and is the focus on this month’s book. She offers some wonderful advice and thoughts about her journey!
This month for the Lars Book Club we have been reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I am loving it! Our illustrator feature Emma Block created the lovely book art inspired by this book. It will have you longing for a cozy night in. Perfect for these cold, dark winter months! Emma is a British illustrator whose work we have admired for years. She graciously let us peek into her workspace as she gave us some insights into her career and how she got there. If you haven’t checked out her Instagram page, you’re in for an inspiring treat!