Louise Rosenkrands AKA Miss Lotion

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Denmark-based Miss Lotion creates character driven work where whimsical universes are inhabited by weird and curious beings.

 

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Last Minute Gift Ideas

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Stack and Scare! by Invisible Creature

If you’re looking for last minute gift ideas, check out our Gift Guide on Luvocracy. Here’s a few items from the guide.

 

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Willem Sandberg: Portrait of An Artist

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I’m looking forward to the upcoming US release of Willem Sandberg: portrait of An Artist – a new new book from the Dutch publisher Valiz.

From the Publisher:
“After the Second World War, Willem Sandberg (NL, 1897–1984) transformed the Amsterdam Stedelijk museum into a dynamic centre for modern and innovative art and culture. He did this with exceptional creativity and in close collaboration with artists and architects. Sandberg had distinct ideas about heading up a museum for modern and contemporary art, about the importance of art, about dealing with artists and about his work as typographic designer, but also about social responsibility and community.

This book is based on interviews with Sandberg (from 1971 and 1981) and offers first-hand insight into questions such as: what does the task of museum director entail; how does art criticism work; what is the essence of being an artist; what does the ideal museum architecture look like; and what is the role of art and the museum in society?”

Pre-order a copy at Amazon.

 

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2013 Gift Guide: New & Recent Books

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If you’re looking for holiday gift ideas, here are a few suggestions. We’ve compiled our favorite books from the past year into one giant list. Included are titles focused on editorial design, typography, identity work and brainstorming.

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It’s time to Move

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Set during the political uprising in Cairo, Egypt, during 2011, It’s Time to Move marries Peter Wieben’s text and pencil and gouache illustrations with documentary photography by Dominic Nahr. Part fiction and part truth, the resulting work explores the fears, hopes and unique observations of a small pocket of witnesses living through these extraordinary times.

 

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Cajsa Holgersson

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Cajsa Holgersson is a freelance illustrator and designer who is Swedish by birth, Finnish by education and now British by location. A graduate of the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, she has amassed an impressive client list including Lacoste, Airside, HarperCollins and more.

 

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Help Ink: Typhoon Haiyan Relief Prints

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Rebuild by John Choura

The folks at Help Ink have launched a campaign to support relief efforts in the Philippines after the recent devastation from Typhoon Haiyan. Four posters are currently available and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to All Hands Volunteers‘ ground team.

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Mood

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Now in it’s third issue, Mood is a quarterly magazine that looks at music and food in a cohesive and unique way, with a keen eye to design and high quality writing.

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Nate Koehler

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Today’s post brings us to Madison, WI, the workplace and home of freelance designer Nate Koehler. With an emphasis on illustration and bold typography, Nate creates work that is smart  and engaging with a touch of whimsy.

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Jeremy Evans

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Currently residing in Stockholm, Sweden, Jeremy Evans is an upcoming designer with an impressive portfolio that spans print, packaging and interactive design.

 

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