Owen Gildersleeve – Designer and Illustrator

Owen Gildersleeve is a designer and illustrator from London. Much of his work deals with very hand-crafted pieces (cut paper, stop motion animation, etc). Really love the dimensionality that using cut paper gives. It’s a great mix between paper, photography and real objects.

I believe I might have already featured this Brunch piece before but it’s just so great! I love all of the different textures and depths that start happening throughout it.

And last but not least, how is this for a book cover?

This work mixed with the work that I showcased yesterday from Dominique Falla makes me want to definitely test out some new forms of typography and break out of the realm of traditional computer type. There are so many different options and cool things out there that you can do with just ordinary objects.

The rest of his work can be found on Owen’s website

Dominique Falla

I was introduced to the work of Dominique Falla the other day and immediately fell in love with her process work. Don’t get me wrong, her finished work is beautiful but what stands out the most is the level of detail and care that goes into each one through the entire process. I love the a few of her projects include videos of the behind the scenes work to really highlight all of the work that goes into it from the sketching phases right on up!

I’ve picked out three of my favorites here below. There are MANY more pieces to look at on Dominique’s website so definitely make sure you go check them out. She seems to be able to experiment with multiple mediums from string and pins to traditional print, gum and even matchsticks.

Gorgeous, right? The rest of her work can be found here. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably going to want to get your hands on some paper and pencils to start sketching some typography right away.

Thanks to ComicSansSheriff for the recommendation!

Yulia Brodskaya – Papergraphic

Paper typography and imagery never ceases to amaze me with amount of detail and time that it must require. I ran across Yulia Brodskaya‘s poster for the 73rd Stern Grove Festival and immediately knew that I had to go and check out the rest of her work. Extreme detail, extensive use of color and each piece is better than the next. She refers to it as “papergraphic” work on her website and it definitely lives up to its name.

Impressive right? Be sure to go check out the rest of her work.

Wallpaper Typography

Check out these fantastic wallpaper designs by Abbott Miller from Pentagram that were designed for KnollTextiles

I’m usually not a huge fan of wallpaper but I would totally love to cover my walls with this. The use of letterforms in a very organic way creates interesting patterns since it was all done using Ink.

Not to mention it’s 30% recycled materials and comes in a wide variety of colors. What’s not to like?

paper cutouts

I go through tons of art. Blogs, articles, magazines, books. Some good, others a waste of time. The pieces that always stand out the most are the ones that I cannot fathom doing myself. I’d say I have a relatively large amount of patience for homework and projects — not as great as I would like it to be but enough to be fully motivated from start to finish. There have been short and long projects (ie: drawing tinfoil. enough said.)

But it’s not until I run across something like this that just makes you wonder how much passion someone has for something. The insane amount of detail in this papercutting is incredible!


Any of the pictures have a direct link to the website of the artist. I highly recommend you go and check out some of the other pieces as they are equally amazing.