Rose Blake: Illustration
London Based illustrator, Rose Blake, is one of my favorite illustrators at the moment. This print, entitled Annus Mirabalis, playfully illustrates the first stanza of the poem “Annus Mirabalis” (Latin for “Wonderful Year”) by Philip Larkin. Rose successfully sandwiches two ambiguous love making figures between the Chatterly ban and the Beatles’ first LP, creating a striking and awkwardly funny image. Her use of color is delightful with the poppy orange as a nice contrast to the dark plum and light blue tones.
Rose’s work is imaginative, funny, and quite charming. In addition to creating prints, she also creates comics (my favorite is Driving With David) and t-shirts. To see more of her work, check out her website and be sure to pick up a few goodies at her shop.