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Wednesday
Mar122014

History Posters

I love a good Kickstarter project, like this one from Johnathan Yeman who combined his love for graphic design and historical figures into a series of thought-provoking, black and white prints. 

Johnathan, "The idea for the series of posters sprung out of two desires. One, to explore a long standing passion of mine and two, to connect my work with a larger audience." This photo, and subsequent print above, is from the Voting Rights March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in March, 1965. 

Johnathan has created 18 prints in all and hopes to raise money through Kickstarter to cover the costs of printing as well as to purchase the finest papers and archival inks for the project. To note, the photos above inspired the prints adjacent. 

Johnathan has picked voices that were poignant, important and deserving of a spotlight. These include Abraham Lincoln, Fanny Lou Hamer, John Muir, Ida B Wells and more. Some you've heard of, many you have not. Johnathan, "All thoughout history, incredible voices, great and small have shaped the world around us and have inspired individuals to become difference makers in their own communities. However, too often these voices go under-remembered and un-heard. My hope is to change that."

I love the modern and clean look of these prints and the meanings they share. Johnathan extensively researched each one and he includes the source of each quote on the print- in hopes that others will be inspired to continue reading the words of these important historical voices. To support his efforts, check out Johnathan's Kickstarter page and make a pledge. His intention is to share and inspire, to remember and respect....I have to say, I like that in an artist. 

 

 

Tuesday
Feb182014

Yours Is The Earth

 

Atlanta based artist, Jamie Jimenez has a playful, bright style that quickly grabs your attention. Her online shop, Yours Is The Earth includes illustrated and calligraphed prints, stationery and home goods that celebrate our favorite time of day-  mealtime. 

As Jamie believes strongly in eating seasonally, she has designed a print for each season highlighting the harvests we can expect throughout the year. You can download all four for $12, here.

I'm always a fan of tea towels, especially the small collection Jamie has created to complement a lively kitchen.

Her calligraphy skills naturally translate to stamps, as you'll find 18 to choose from to mark your homemade goods or evening's menu...

I particularly like her mini cards that would cheer anyone up. How sweet would it be to receive one of these? Check out the entirety of Jamie's shop, that appeals to the glutton in all of us, here.

 

Photos: Yours Is The Earth      Content: Sweet Peach



Thursday
Feb132014

Silas Tom @ Society 6

Clever is the first word that pops into my head when I see a Rob Wilson creation. All of his design work is bold, playful and without fail, clever. Always. Which is why you need to follow his Instagram account if you're not already. It's fun to see what his ingenious mind thinks up next...

I've been following his stationery line for a couple years but now it's nice to see many of his illustrations picked up by Society 6. There, you can purchase his work, now feartured on clocks, totes, canvases, shirts and pillows. 

I'm personally loving the clocks as a perfect way to add something bold into your space. Above is Hounds Tooth + Teal and Mister Hipster.

As I'm looking forward to spring and still wondering why I don't live closer to the equator, Rob's work offers that extra dose of sunshine I need- especially now, as Atlanta and much of the South deals with another freezing cold week. Warm up, here

 

Photos: Silas Tom       Content: Sweet Peach

 

Friday
Feb072014

Methane Studios

Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee have been friends since college. After graduating, they did their own thing, designing for screen printing companies and t-shirt shops, as well as creating engaging illustrations for various local and national brands. After doing a bit of their own work on the side, they realized the potential of teaming up together. In 1998, Methane Studios was born. 

Much of their early work still sustains them- silk screen prints for music gigs. They've created incredible artwork for hundreds of artists, which ultimately caught the attention of the Dave Matthews crew. Since 2005, the pair have been the go-to guys for all of Dave's show prints, illustrating between 40-70 a year. 

While visiting their Atlanta studio, this one, titled Moth Leopard by Robert was one of my favorites. I'm drawn to the bright, bold colors and graphic print. 

These two prints by Mark have garnered a lot of attention as they can fit so well with so many decor styles. Mark found inspiration from a 1930's mug shot for the guy silhouette, and for the mrs.- a vintage German actress from that same time period offered the right look. 

Maybe I'm a bit biased as I live in Georgia but this is my personal favorite, which is available as a print or a limited few are sold on wood. I bought the wood version for my kitchen and it works well as a strong focal point.

 

Even knowing who designs what, it's hard to tell their artwork apart. Their styles are very complementary, which makes them a strong, creative force with an equally strong brand. As Robert shared, "We're both very illustrative with a retro flair and comtemporary feel." 

On the day I visited, they were printing another Dave Matthews print- no surprise there. And I have to say it was really interesting to watch the screen printing process to see these illustrations come to life before your eyes, one by one. 

All of Mark and Robert's prints are limited edition and priced right, averaging at just $30 each. And the nice part is they sign each and every one by hand. 

I want to thank Mark and Robert for showing me around their studio and hanging out for a bit. They were incredibly kind and generous with their time. To see these two in person and peruse their ingenious creations yourself, visit them in Nashville at the Cabin Fever Heyday event this Sunday, February 8 or in March at South by Southwest in Austin.  

 

Photos and Content: Sweet Peach


Tuesday
Jan142014

Linda Tillman

Linda Tillman has a lot of talent. For the past 30 years, she has made a career as a textile, apparel and home products designer. Now, she paints. It's a hobby she started ten years ago but it has been more than able to generate interest (and income) through Ebay and her Etsy shop. 

As a longtime collector of Eames era furniture, Linda found inspiration through painting mid century decor and snapshots of modern living. 

Linda, "My style is Expressionist/Impressionist. I like to see the paint do its thing. Bold brush strokes and colors mixing right on the canvas characterize my work. I like exaggerated size and unusual cropping, frequently creating negative shapes and empty spaces that can be filled with color and imagination." 

After working for years in both NY and LA, Linda has settled happily in Greensboro, North Carolina with her two cats and two pups. Away from the noise and distractions that many big cities exude, Linda seems to have found a content space to live and paint- and reinvent herself. See all of her talented creations, here. 

 

Illustrations: Linda Tillman     Content: Sweet Peach


Wednesday
Dec182013

The Mason Shaker Boys Pick their Holiday Favorites...

I've been a fan of Eric and Josh ever since they launched their Kickstarter campaign for their ingenious Mason Shaker. With a smart promotional campaign and incredible packaging, you just knew they were on to something good. But it's safe to say life has been better than good for these two. They've expanded their barware collection and no matter where I travel, I see the Mason Shaker for sale. Eric and Josh have always been so gracious to Sweet Peach but I still couldn't help smile a big smile when they agreed to share their Holiday Gift Picks with us. Thank you boys, much obliged...

1. Imogene + Willie Barton Jeans, $250. Eric, These are simply put, the best pair of jeans I have ever owned. 

2. Billy Reid Savannah Wingtips, $395. These are great looking dress shoes that go with everything. 

3. Pointer Brand Barn Coat, $127. This is a perfect everyday jacket made in Tennessee. Can't beat that. 

4. Old Try Prints, $40. They're all great, but we're both suckers for our home state, the Old Dominion. 

5. The W & P Cocktail Kit, $279. This kit will help you stock your bar, while the canvas and leather mason bag doubles as the perfect weekend accessory.  

 

Monday
Oct142013

The Geekerie 

I've had many guy friends ask for advice on artwork for their home or office and I tend to have a running list of interesting artists and shops in my head. Christian Peterson of Columbia, South Carolina has now officially been added to my brain. He recently created Table of Thrones, after my all time favorite tv show, Game of Thrones. The inventive periodic table print cleverly breaks down all seven kingdoms and details which members are still alive and which, sadly so, are no longer...

Christian aptly calls his shop The Geekerie, as it's full of tech, scifi, film and fantasy prints- including a bunch of heroes and villains many a nerd may love. I particularly like the style and vibe of Christian's planetary prints. The pretty blue of Neptune offers a nice pop of color that can easily enhance a man's space. 


Christian has hundreds of prints to choose from, many of which are from iconic films of years past. If a guy must show his love for Star Wars, he may as well do so in a stylish way. (You'll find 28 options for the hardcare fan.)

No excuse for owning a lame poster anymore (that should of been thrown out after college). Peruse the entirety of The Geekerie shop, here.

 

Illustrations: Christian Peterson      Content: Sweet Peach


Thursday
Aug012013

Rhianna Wurman

Texas native and Illustrator, Rhianna Wurman has an eye for pretty things. Her drawings tend to make onlookers smile and can fill a need in most any home. Residing now in Asheville, North Carolina, Rhianna finds inspiration from her southern roots as well as her English grandmother. 

Rhianna's illustrations, many of which are about the garden, the kitchen and a positive mindset come in 5 x 7 or 8 x 10's that are digitally printed on heavy weight matte archival paper. And each print is signed- that's the beauty of supporting small, local artists.

I need this print today, it's been a not so fun week so far. Deep breaths...good things are coming. See all of Rhianna's work here. 

 

Photos and Content: Sweet Peach


Friday
Jul192013

Rob Wilson 

Over the winter holiday, you may remember a Texas artist I featured named Rob Wilson. His incredible images are graphic and bold with a dose of good humor and forever memorable. He's one of my favorite artists and the best part is, his library of goods just keeps getting better and better...

The Shop at Renee Rhyner & Co., based in Dallas, Texas, carries many of Rob's illustrations that are in large, fine art canvas form. He also offers his original images in notecards which run the gamut from wedding and birthday to pets, love, babies, Texas icons and 'fun.' 

Rob's work is instantly recognizable and as far as I can tell, instantly likeable. He's got a knack for great design that draws you in and leaves you lingering for a moment or two- It makes me wonder what his home looks like?? 

For more about Rob, check out his site here, or find his large format prints at the Renee Rhyner shop here. Happy weekend...

 

Illustrations: Rob Wilson        Content: Sweet Peach

 

Wednesday
Jun052013

Cicada Invasion

Anytime I hear of a cicada invasion (which is surprisingly more than you may think), I grin from ear to ear. I just love the whole idea of it. It's nature doing its thing and in the most surprising way. The Brood 2 cicadas spend 17 years underground before they reveal themselves en masse. They appear, mate, lay eggs, then die. 

Theses cicadas began to emerge last month and have been spotted from Florida all the way to Massachusetts. Their mating ritual is extraordinary. In a quick synopsis- the males gather high in trees on sunlit branches and sing 'choruses' together. The females signal with a 'wing flick' in response to the males of the same species and life cycle. The wing flicks generate a broad frequency sound from a gentle whisper to a loud pop. Males decipher the visual and audio components and respond accordingly to find their match. Fantastic...

In preparation for the cicadas arrival, Anderson Design Group in Nashville created these incredible art prints. Knowing they woud be host to the swarming multitudes, they figured why not celebrate it? I concur. And this is a great keepsake for their short but oh so memorable visit...

 

Prints: Anderson Design Group     Content: Sweet Peach