July 25, 2011

sweet embroidery!

The AIGA has launched a new blog, Design Envy. One of the very first posts featured these beautiful new book covers that are done in embroidery. How awesome is that?!

Jillian Tamaki, the artist who did the covers also made this crazy monster quilt. If you needed proof that embroidery can be awesome and stylish and strange and anything but grandmotherly, well, here you go.

I love the way in which various mediums and artforms intersect. Here is an illustrator trying her hand with needle and thread which leads to the production of a book cover, which is a combination of embroidery, illustration, graphic design, and typography.

I am not there yet, but this is a craft I fully intend to experiment with someday.

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