For some reason I don’t usually spend a lot of time browsing through Flickr. I know there’s a ton of great stuff to be seen, and for a lot of people it’s their go-to resource for inspiration. But for some reason I don’t always think of it, so last night I did a little browsing and came across some fun pattern eye candy. And, more importantly, discovered some new artists to watch along the way.
Alline Luz, of Mopa.
I had heard of Mopa — an amazing design and illustration studio — but I didn’t make the connection until I checked out her profile. Unfortunately Mopa is updating their site right now, but you can check out some of their work in her Flickr Stream.
I don’t know how I had managed to miss her work until now. Jess Gonacha creates amazing pattern art, with a really delicate, organic line quality that I love. (I’d love to see some fabric yardage made out of these.) Until then though, her etsy shop is packed full of fun items — including stationery, prints and textiles — sporting her designs.
Also make sure to pay a visit to her blog, Treasuring, where she posts all kinds of art and design eye candy.
Another artist I wish I knew of before now, in addition to some lovely patterns Shelley Lane creates the most beautiful collages. And after doing some searching I realized she has a great blog and two equally amazing etsy shops, one for her original art and one for her customized vintage bookplates. Don’t miss either.