Do you remember how de-stressing it is to colour in? No pressure, just make sure you don’t go out the lines. And if you do, oh well, no biggie. So if you’re nostalgic about your childhood colouring-in days then this fantastic new book created by artist Steve McDonald is the perfect distraction to have on your desk. Fantastic Cities* turns aerial views of famous cities into architectural illustrations for colouring in. Based on real cities, the book includes views of New York City, Istanbul, Amsterdam and Tokyo, among many others, which make up a total of 60 labyrinth-like illustrations. So all you creative, stressed-out adults – if travel is not on your horizon, then sharpen your pencil crayons and escape to this intricate urban world for a detox session of colouring-in.
*Available on pre-order, to be released in July 2015
seen on Design Taxi
Whenever I’m in need of a good South African giggle, I merely have to click over to Suzelle DIY – our very own tears-rolling-down-your-face-with-laughter YouTube sensation. If you haven’t heard of her…what rock have you been under? And if you know dear Suzelle and her DIY antics, then we’re on the same page. But what you may not know is that Julia Anastasopoulos, the actress behind the delightfully dippy character, is also an accomplished illustrator. Her work is whimsical and beautifully drawn. Take a look at her illustrations under her label Knolc.
Julia has her architecturally referenced illustrations featured at the Civic Centre MyCiti Bus Station, where the visitors explore the Cape Town Cityscape through a series of illustrated panels. Another long-time favourite of mine is her mural in the children’s section of The Book Lounge.
So I’m in need of a laugh today…I’m off to watch Suzelle How To Iron Without An Iron…
and then I’ll see How To Make The Suzelle Upstyle.
Because anybody can. Have a great day!