Monday, 31 January 2011

My version of "Keep Calm and Carry on"

I have wanted one of these lovely posters for ages, so I decided to make my own version of it.
"The poster was initially produced by the Ministry of Information in 1939 during the beginning of World War 2. It was intended to be distributed in order to strengthen morale in the event of a wartime disaster. Two-and-a-half million copies were printed, although the poster was distributed only in limited numbers. The designer of the poster is not known. The posters were designed to be a design associated with the Ministry of Information, and have a unique and recognisable lettering, with a message from the King to his people. " (From Wikipedia) Since then it has been reproduced and redesigned by many designers, in all sorts of colours and  parodies.

My favourite parody is "Keep Calm and Put the Kettle On". But as I was reading Designsponge this weekend I came over this film..."Put a Bird on it!"..and that gave me this idea. Sort of a humorus poster for designers seems to be the solution to every problem at the moment..if you dont know what to do - put a bird on it...soo funny! I kind of makes me think twice next time I want to add a bird to an image..(there was one that sneaked in, in the illustration above..and ofcourse it had to be a part of the version below)

You can read more about the history behind these posters. "The greatest motivational poster ever?"

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Monsters on the wall, my first wallpaper!

My little man is pleased with his new wallpaper - and so am I.
It is made from one of the images in my shop. It was a exhiting prosess,
and I hope that I can try this again sooon. So let me know if yo have any
ideas or questions. Most of my work on can be used in this way.

Which one do you think would make a good wallpaper?

I`d love to hear from you!

Monday, 24 January 2011

Here's a few images from my little studio

Painting. Everything. White.

One happy face.

Great guy. Great help.

Ready, set, go! Eventually it was all in its place, and I could start to work!

My little, old window.

The work is up.

The sofa is ready for you!

Welcome sign.

The first images are from the studio before I moved in...if was such a treat to redo the place. With great help from my boyfriend; Roy! It turned out to be a nice place, where I love to work. The best hours there are in the morning when it is still dark outside..candles in the window and some good music. The best place to work! (for me anyway). It might be small..and freezing cold during the winter..but I love it - still!

Enjoying making coffee cups...