by Shehzil Malik in New Illustration on Thursday 27 September 2012

As an illustrator/graphic designer, I find the best gifts are the ones you make by hand. Before leaving my homeland, I wanted to give something memorable to the people closest to me, and decided on making illustrated notebooks for them to record their writing and doodles in. Each cover reflects their personalities: there’s the newly-wed off to a new city, the neo-goth, the comic book nerd, the one obsessed with her bulldog, the girly-girl, and the science geek, to name a few. This project has become one of my absolute favorites because of the wonderful people who inspired it.