It was such a thrill stumbling across the blog of UK illustrator Lisa Evans. I was in the Nordstrom department store with my mom over Thanksgiving, admiring the annual Christmas displays, as I do every year. Nordstrom has always had a fantastic tradition of using wonderful illustrators more often than not. And this year I was loving the cute bird theme that kept popping up in various forms throughout the store. Lo and behold, as I recently discovered, they were Lisa Evan’s birds! Aside from the Nordstrom holiday birds, the rest of Evan’s work is simply beautiful. So even if you’re not one to get so excited over department store holiday displays, I certainly recommend paying a visit to Evan’s site to soak up her whimsical illustrations.
Leila Shetty’s illustrations are like the comforting whirl of a bright, cheery merry-go-round. They kinda sneak up on you, all startled innocence and neutral palette, and before you know it, you’re already feeling that much better about life, and your humble place in it.
Miss Miza is a fine example of that breed of illustrator who lives as fully immersed in the world of graphic design as she does in illustration proper. It’s nice to see her taking her own approach to this camp, an exceedingly fresh way of utilizing the same familiar digital illustration tricks that, more often than not, leads to a heck of a lot of redundant illustration.