Hand Lettering quote

A couple weeks ago, I had the chance to collaborate with the Spanish magazine ‘Mooi Magazine’, and to create the lettering for the back cover of the next issue! I loved to illustrate the phrase with my brushes, although I don’t usually work  with pinks and purples, it is nice sometimes to get out of your comfort zone 🙂

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New branding for a children’s distribution agency

This month has been the month of branding projects, as I would like to show you a completed one today, and I just started on another very nice one.

Jessica contacted me to create the branding for her new ditribution agency specialized in children’s small brands and makers from Europe, to make them known in Canada. She wanted something colorful but professional at the same time, handmade and geometrical.

I hope you like it!

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New Illus: A small guide to air-purifying houseplants

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When I lived in Holland not so long ago, my house was full of plants. I really like having plants around me. Unfortunately at the moment since I moved to Barcelona, I haven’t been able to put as many plants as I wish in my house, and that might be why I am drawing so many plants. I hope you will enjoy this small guide to air-puryfing houseplants as much as I enjoyed to illustrate them!

New Work: Handlettering for Self Magazine

A few weeks ago, Self Magazine approached me to make a hand lettering with the words: “You’re brilliant, amazing, gorgeous, hilarious,…”. I was so thrilled they contacted me so I said YES! This was my first hand lettering paid job, so I was pretty nervous about the result! Here are a few of the proposals I made and the final artwork. In the end, we picked one of the first sketches I made.
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And this is the final art:
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What do you think? I think I had a preference for number 2 or 3…

12 months of patterns

There it is, the calendar I designed in the past weekend with the patterns I made over the past few months. Originally, it was going to be only a present for my dad, but I ended up printing many more sets for my friends, as a way to wish them a Happy New Year in a special way. I enjoyed a lot the process of making this calendar, and I might work on an English version in order to sell it in my Etsy shop. I would love to know if some of you would be interested!DSCF5628DSCF5657DSCF5658DSCF5664DSCF5661DSCF5662DSCF5663DSCF5665DSCF5666 DSCF5632 DSCF5634DSCF5630 DSCF5636 DSCF5639DSCF5640 DSCF5643 DSCF5644 DSCF5646 DSCF5647 DSCF5650  DSCF5651-02

Small and big

Now that the rush of before the holidays have passed, I finally have some more time to put myself at my desk and draw, without feeling guilty because some revisions are waiting for a client.
Later today I am going to print a calendar that I decided to make this weekend for my dad, with some patterns you might have seen here on the blog or on my website. I can’t wait to see it printed! It is always a great pleasure to see the stuff you make printed instead of on a screen.
But in the meantime, I wanted to show you the hand lettering I made from a quote from Carl Sagan. His words always make me feel so small, but so important at the same time. It is difficult to explain without sounding corny!
In a near future, I would like to hand letter more quotes from him and make a sort of series. I feel like his words resonate very loud today, even if he pronounced them some 20 years ago. Maybe this series would expand his work and make them remembered.
Enough words though for now, but I just wanted to explain a bit my thoughts and how i came to choose this quote and not another one. It is so easy now to get a bit lost in this visual culture without paying attention to what’s behind. There’s Instagram for that. But for my blog, I want a bit more.

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Handlettering for Self Magazine

A few weeks ago, Self Magazine contacted me to make a custom hand lettering. The January issue is going to be published on December 24th, but i wanted to share a sneak peak of one of the proposals I made. Within one week or so, I will post the final lettering as well as some more proposals I did! I can’t wait to receive the issue!

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