We’ve marveled at Leah Goren’s work for quite some time now — from her adorable block printed frocks to her contribution to Sad Girls zine to her illustrated portrayal of women. Back in 2011, the Brooklyn-based artist released a colorful, limited edition zine encompassing those darling patterns and painted girls in 16 pages. Have a peek inside the miniature art book below, and visit Ms. Goren’s Etsy to see what she’s working on now.
Under the handle Raid71, artist Chris Thornley houses a bold collection of illustrations with one series playing to our Smiths-loving heart. Simply titled, The Smiths, the series transforms lyrics from Morrissey & Co. favorites like “Sheila Take A Bow” and “Ask” into Penguin Book covers, complete with the publishing company’s iconic use of color and typography. We’re totally swooning over these faux-novels, which we spotted thanks to The Paris Review, and if you adore The Smiths you will, too! Spy ‘em and listen to the tunes they were inspired by after the jump, and fingers crossed that Mr. Thornley releases them as prints soon.
Quirky illustrator Marc Johns recently teamed up with Tattly in order to create a magical collection of temporary tattoo sets. Featuring the clever and cute illustrations the British Columbia-based artist is know for, the series is peppered with vibrant drawings of a pipe smoking rabbit, an ice cream lightning bolt, a skateboarding rainbow and an homage to plaid, to name a few. But, what we adore most is his word-based ink that serves as little inspirational reminders to focus on what’s important: happiness and fulfilling our ambitions. Doll-up your arm with some of these killer tattoos, which you can spy below.