Maps with hand-lettering? Yes, please! I love these cartographic illustrations by London-based Linzie Hunter. The letterforms are great, and the cheery color choices put a smile on my face.
Emergency Architecture: Occupy Caracas: life in a high-rise squat.
Flowers of War: Seed Bombing Gets Political: urban gardening in Brighton & Hove.
High Line Inspires Philly: Philadelphia jumps on the elevated park bandwagon.
Evicted Coney Island Businesses Get New Lease: for the moment, some good news for Coney Island.
Looking Back at How It Used to Be: 70’s New York: a collection of fascinating old videos.
From a childhood in the small Finnish town of Paltaniemi, through her schooling at the University of Brighton, Sanna Annukka has been exploring the visual storytelling of nature and folklore, particularly The Kalevala, a collection of Finnish folklore songs. Some years ago, she started selling limited-edition prints in a Scandinavian design shop in London [like this print I coveted almost a year ago], and now she is collaborating with international companies like Marimekko and Topshop.
Julia and Darrell of Brighton-based Sukie design screenprinted pillows, tea towels, notebooks, and the like. Their clients have included Aveda, DKNY, and Chronicle Books. Pictured is their Central Park pillow. Cute!