Illustration + Hand Lettering by Kristine Lombardi

When illustrator Kristine Lombardi sent over a few photos from her portfolio, I literally almost fell out of my chair – I love her work that much!  Kristine has worked mostly on editorial and publishing assignments but says that she's recently been doing lots of work for weddings, including hand-drawn and lettered maps, invitations, announcements, and other invitation elements. 

Here are a few examples of Kristine's work:

Kristine Lombardi hand lettering

Kristine Lombardi Florida Map

Kristine Lombardi cafe illustration
Kristine Lombardi Berkshires Map
Kristine Lombardi cakeman illustration

So, so lovely – from the maps to the ee cummings poem, I just love each piece.  Kristine also has an absolutely adorable website, which you can check out – along with the rest of her portfolio – right here!

{images via Kristine Lombardi, thanks Kristine!}

{jim datz posters + illustrations}

I absolutely adore these New York-themed posters designed by Jim Datz, which Three Potato Four recent added to their store collection:




I did some investigating to see if there were any other versions of the poster available, and found Jim Datz's impressive design portfolio instead:




His portfolio is full of fun illustrations (like the ones above), business collateral, and print design. Check it out on his website, neither fish nor fowl.


{images via Three Potato Four and neither fish nor fowl}

{paper artwork – bittersugar}

I'm a huge fan of the combination of letterpress + hand drawn illustrations – and these days I'm particularly fond of these letterpress prints over at bittersugar:

I think the bridge print is my favorite.  Check the rest out in the bittersugar etsy shop right here!

{images via bittersugar}

{letterpress poster – bird dog press}

Allison from Bird Dog Press recently printed this letterpress poster for a contest for an upcoming festival in Montana – and it's so gorgeous I just couldn't resist sharing it here:






Check out more lovely photos right here!

{photos via Bird Dog Press}

Paper Artwork – Peter Callesen

Well hello there!  I'm finally back home after a week in NYC for the NSS and some anniversary celebrations, and even after just a week away it feels so good to be home.  I'm also excited to get back into a normal posting schedule after more than a week of NSS coverage and round-ups

I thought we'd start the week off with these amazing paper sculptures by Peter Callesen:









Aren't these just gorgeous?  Each one is created using only paper and glue! 

On his website, Peter says that his "paper works have been based around an exploration of the relationship between two and three dimensionality."  Peter almost exclusively uses A4-size sheets of paper, "because it is probably the most common and consumed media and format
for carrying information today, and in that sense it is something very
loaded."  Peter then creates each cut in part to highlight the actual material of the paper, the thinness and fragility of which in turn highlights the tragic and romantic theme of the works. 

Check out Peter's website for lots more of these delicate papercut sculptures.  Just gorgeous!

{all images by Peter Callesen, found by my husband!}