The Style Class - inspiration, inventory and my chosen theme
Two designers/illustrators whom I admire, my own self inventory and my themed A to Z list.
I admire Tom’s work and have for several years now. I especially love it when I see Canadian motifs/imagery within it. All in all I think his work is high-brow, witty in many cases, refined with a clearly defined style that is eye catching and utterly appealing to look at. I am envious of his hand writing/dip pen. It’s super cool, a tad quirky and suits his illustration style perfectly.
Pat Pritchard I admire because she could take the mundane and make it look interesting. Tammis Keefe is also a fave of mine for many of the same reasons. But when I think of Pat’s work I feel like she could take any “every day” object and make it look super cool by using an exaggeration in shape, filling it with quirky colours and defining it with bold line work. A lot of my own work is drawn with the intention of it being used in surface pattern design. I see her as one of the ladies who helped pave the way for other women in both the textile design and design industry as a whole.