Monster Riot are the collaborative talents of Catherine McDaid and Jason Ruddy. They make quite the duo; Catherine creates plush toys and Jason illustrates. Their styles work so well together, with their fun colours and simple shapes. It’ll be interesting where their brand will take them next! They have already exhibited in Berlin, San Francisco and Paris. Clients include Nike, Pictoplasma and Digital Artist Magazine.
Zak Doodle is a children’s illustrator from Greece. She really knows how to lose herself in her mark making. Her creations are beautiful in their naiveté; they depict an unspoilt innocence that children possess and we tend to lose as we get older and are influenced more and more by our surroundings.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, now would be a good time to order gifts and cards. For anyone who’s into Star Wars, PJ’s ‘Yoda Cupid’ card could be just what you’re looking for…If not, PJ also has some fantastic giclee prints available, such as his Brigitte Bardot.
Thanks for getting in touch, PJ.
Londoner Emma Block has a really friendly, approachable style of illustration which is carried through in the styling of her blog. First Class Honours in BA Illustration at Middlesex University, and has since gone on to produce a book (Tea and Cake, 2011) as working for several clients including Hardie Grant, Hand in Hand Soap, The British Heart Foundation, Time Out, Hallmark and Moo. Emma also likes to write and has written for The Guardian, Lionheart Magazine, Amelia’s Magazine and The Young Creatives.
She is currently working on her first children’s book, which I’ll be looking out for! In the mean time, why not visit her Etsy shop for some nice Christmas ideas…
This month we are giving away free 3 high quality A5 greetings cards printed on re-cycled card & 3 sheets of my luxury wrapping paper, printed on re-cycled paper with vegetable inks. Designed and illustrated by the talented Suzanne Carpenter.
To win these amazing custom items, you must simply do two things.
1. Firstly you need to follow either our Facebook fan page or our Twitter (if you are not already following us).
2. Secondly you MUST answer the following question by either pasting the correct answer on our Facebook page wall or on Twitter using our tag (@the_loungers):
Which Latin American country is most famous for celebrating the “Day of the Dead” each year from midnight on October 31st until November 2nd?
All answers must be in before the 30th of April 2012. A winner will be selected and announced on the 1st of May 2012. Then contacted via either Facebook or Twitter and these items will be sent out to them.
If you can’t be bothered to enter or don’t want to wait until the 1st of May to see if you have won, you can purchase these and a bunch of other cool stuff created by Suzanne direct from her Etsy account ->