Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi’s Gymnasium series uncovers sports’ deeper side
In her painted portrayals of gymnasts and gymnasiums, the Johannesburg-based artist explores the soul-baring process of putting your all into your performance – and takes an in-depth look at the political and social side of sports.
11.05.23 - Showcase
More than Muses
In her new series of 15 paintings, Marta Leyva Ortiz confronts her love of Picasso’s art and her mixed feelings about the artist himself, putting the spotlight on the women featured in his paintings.
30.11.22 - Showcase
Our new Coffee Tins and the illustrators behind them
We talk to our artist collaborators about what inspired their designs, and just how important coffee is to their daily routine
17.11.22 - Showcase
‘Sunrays’ – Maaike Canne’s New Solo Show
With a more minimalist look, the Dutch illustrator and artist has switched up her style for her first solo exhibition. Maaike’s dreamlike scenes explore the ambiguous boundaries between interior and exterior spaces.
21.09.22 - Interviews
Surrealism in the shadows: Nick Dahlen has a distinctive style
Nick Dahlen creates striking illustrations with fluid shapes and strong shadow work. The Minneapolis-based artist believes that images can be as effective as words in conveying meaning and pours his own thoughts and feelings into his illustrations.
17.08.22 - Interviews
Emma Larsson lets intuition lead the way
The Swedish artist’s abstract paintings embrace strangeness and are guided by instinct. For Emma, her art is about spontaneity and experimentation, and being willing to go where the creative process takes her.
06.07.22 - Interviews
Get Cari’ed Away! Exciting new additions to Cari Vander Yacht’s range for Wrap
Longtime Wrap collaborator Cari Vander Yacht has worked her magic on a brand new collection of cards and a wrapping paper worthy of a Best in Show rosette. We had a quick catch up with Cari to find out about studio life, dream drawing jobs, and the real-life dogs inspiring her decoration range.
09.06.22 - Showcase
The View From the Front Seat
Finnish artist Annu Kilpeläinen’s kaleidoscopic illustrations of cars conjure up feelings of freedom in a brightly-hued torrent of colour. From her London studio, Annu works with ink, digital animation and builds elaborate glass sculptures, all while dreaming of her next road trip.
27.04.22 - Showcase
Agostino Iacurci captures the spirit of a place
Through his intensely-coloured murals, paintings, and sculptures, the Italian-born artist explores the enchantment he finds in individual places. Inspired by the natural world and by classical Roman culture, his graphic works are imbued with local history, culture, and atmosphere.
29.03.22 - Interviews
Cut and Paste Creations - Saskia Pomeroy's card collection for Wrap
Our latest range of cards designed by Saskia Pomeroy is a riot of colour, collage and cut and paste type. To mark the launch of the embossed collection, we chatted with the Glasgow-based artist about her multidisciplinary approach to making and the delicate art of balancing life, work and motherhood all at once.
09.03.22 - Showcase
Meaning Made from Scratch
Fascinated by the idea of imbuing memory into her work as she creates it, Roxy Lee believes that objects are made meaningful through human interaction, accumulating significance over time until they contain their own stories. Here we chat to Roxy about her process and spotlight her Hybrid series, available now via the Wrap online shop.
26.01.22 - Interviews
In Full Bloom – Introducing Micke Lindebergh's collection for Wrap
To celebrate our new stationery range with Micke Lindebergh, we caught up with the Sydney-based artist and illustrator to find out more about his flower-filled compositions and how being a child of the '80s influenced his design aesthetic.
20.01.22 - Wrap Loves
Wrap Loves #15
For our first Wrap Loves of the year we've rounded up the people, places and things bringing a whole lot of joy to the team. Brighten up your January with experimental ceramics, colourful constructions and unbelievably cute phone calendars.
09.12.21 - Showcase
Giacomo Bagnara questions his own perceptions
Bright and buoyant, Giacomo Bagnara’s style exudes a playful energy. Here the Italian artist reveals his enthusiasm for exploring different perspectives.
16.11.21 - Interviews
Shades of the Subconscious
In her stencilled pastel works, Tomoko Mizuno explores the layers of meaning that lie in the human subconscious. With soft edges and blurred outlines, her figurative illustrations show that sometimes, atmosphere is more important than detail.
09.11.21 - Wrap Loves
Wrap Loves #14
This edition of Wrap Loves features some of the coolest things the Wrap team has come across recently. From ceramics that you’ll want to reach out and touch, to an experimental publication pushing the boundaries of risograph, we hope our selection of people, places and things brings a little joy to your day.
27.10.21 - Showcase
Vincent Schwenk’s digital playground
The Hamburg-based artist makes abstract 3D work full of intriguing textures, vivid colours and mesmerising movement. Although meticulously produced and fastidiously rendered, his animated shorts are bursting with fun and a sense of mischief.
14.10.21 - Showcase
Carefully Crafted: The Artisan’s Approach
Textile designer Macarena Luzi creates handcrafted rugs which blend playful colours and elegant shapes into highly textured designs.
12.10.21 - Interviews
Marine Buffard spends her life in motion
The Parisian illustrator sees her animations as illustrated diary entries. Full of movement, texture and colour, her designs are an excitingly surreal treatment of the everyday.
23.09.21 - Interviews
A sense of serenity
In her acrylic paintings and paper collages, artist Anna Mac creates a minimalist tranquillity. With subtle shadows and highlights, her attention to shape and colour inspires dreamy contemplation.
14.09.21 - Interviews
Studio visit with Swedish artist Linnéa Andersson
For one of our recent Wrap lifestyle collaborations, we joined forces with queen of the leaf motif, Linnéa Andersson on a series of striking Art Trays for the home. Here we take a look around her light-filled Gothenburg studio, and catch up with her about her work, our project together and her signature style.
13.09.21 - Wrap Loves
Wrap Loves #13
From tables made from repurposed plastic, to fans made from recycled strings – here are the creative projects and people catching the Wrap team’s eyes this week.
20.08.21 - Interviews
Lianne Nixon plays with perspective
The Dutch illustrator explores angles and edges to create her stylish interior illustrations, full of the design classics she’s lusting after.
28.07.21 - Interviews
A Simple Still Life
Dominic Kesterton’s vibrant, minimalist designs invite us into a calming, if sometimes surreal, world. We caught up with the illustrator to hear about his recent projects, including an inspiring artist residency in Seoul.
01.07.21 - Interviews
New collaboration with Rozalina Burkova – championing the little moments
To celebrate our new greetings card range with illustrator and animator Rozalina Burkova, we sat down with her to talk about her fun-filled designs, and her belief in the importance of sending cards, just because.
25.06.21 - Showcase
Taiwanese illustrator Bihua Yang finds the best of both worlds
In rich colours and clean lines, Bihua Yang’s illustrations unite her double-stranded history in both fine art and graphic design. Drawing on experiences from her native Taipei and her current home of Brussels, she finds a style that is entirely her own.
11.06.21 - Showcase
María Medem’s designs are a fairytale fantasy
The Spanish illustrator captures our imagination with her vibrantly-coloured editorial designs, comic strips, and graphic novels – showcasing her love of storytelling, and pulling us into a world of fantasy and fable.
18.05.21 - Interviews
Exploring the realms of possibility
American artist Nick McPhail’s architecturally-inspired paintings use layers and blank space to examine our perceptions of the world around us.
17.05.21 - Wrap Loves
Wrap Loves #12
From brightly coloured oven mitts and artist designed deck chairs, to a collection of charity prints raising funds for London’s Chinese Community Centre – here are the creative projects getting the Wrap team excited this week.
04.05.21 - Longer read
Jackson Joyce’s world of quiet contemplation
The Brooklyn-based painter and illustrator creates dreamy images inspired by his Louisiana hometown and his love of time spent in peaceful reflection.
22.04.21 - Interviews
Keeping a fresh perspective
Rotterdam-based illustrator Seb Agresti explains why personal exploration and re-examination are crucial, when it comes to his artistic practice.
13.04.21 - Showcase
Dreams in California Colour
Illustrator Celia Jacobs’ paintings reflect the vibrant hues of her sun-drenched LA home
08.04.21 - Interviews
Shyama Golden’s designs defy definition
From her powerful portraits to her beautifully intricate patterns, the American artist has a style that is entirely her own
08.04.21 - Wrap Loves
Wrap Loves #11
From a new book about one of our favourite Italian illustrators, to workshops inspired by Japanese flower arranging and the 70th birthday celebrations of one of Finland’s biggest design houses – here's the Wrap team’s latest pick of people and projects we adore right now.
24.03.21 - Showcase
Overlooked beauty in urban corners
London-based Graphic designer turned illustrator Kieran Gabriel shines a light on the forgotten corners of Britain’s biggest cities with his clean, graphic artworks
18.03.21 - Interviews
A diary of painted cities
Illustrator and artist Daniel Dzonu-Clarke’s new book of paintings is a vibrant record of his European adventure in early 2020 (pre-pandemic!). We caught up with Daniel to hear about the trip and the inspiration behind his new body of work.
11.03.21 - Showcase
Sandra Poliakov's vibrant expressions of everyday joy
In vivid hues and elegant strokes, the Budapest-based illustrator captures inviting still life scenes and elegant figures. We delve into her work and discover how important colour is to her process.
10.03.21 - Wrap Loves
Wrap Loves #10
From a brand breathing new life into secondhand clothing, to a crowdfunding campaign raising funds for a new south London Art Club, here are the people, places and things the Wrap team are loving right now.
25.02.21 - Showcase
Quentin Monge shows us the joy of nature
The French artist creates light-hearted minimalist designs inspired by the natural surroundings of his French home.
22.02.21 - Showcase
Keeping it in the family
Inspired by her artistic upbringing, Japanese creative Asuka Eo’s carefully composed black and white graphic style is full of grace and balance.
12.02.21 - Showcase
Klaus Kremmerz on seeing himself as a storyteller
We explore the work of the German creative and how he uses humour and a sense of the childish to create clever narratives in his illustrations.
15.01.21 - Wrap Loves
Wrap Loves #9
We’ve collated our favourite smiley face-themed products to brighten up your January. From happy hand-blown drinking glasses to textiles decorated with beaming faces, this edition of Wrap Loves is sure to turn your frown upside down, even if it is concealed by a mask.
19.12.20 - Showcase
Sandy van Helden imagines a new reality
Showcasing a diverse representation of womanhood across her work, the Amsterdam-based illustrator explores the space between imagination and reality using vivid colours and confident playful lines.
19.12.20 - Showcase
Tiffany Alfonseca’s powerful quarantine portraits
We explore the work of the New York-based artist and her compelling portraits of family and friends made during lockdown earlier this year, showcasing the importance of community and cultural expression.
16.12.20 - Wrap Loves
Wrap Loves #8 – A Festive Gifting Special
You can now pick up a curated selection of gifts and products by some of our favourite brands and makers on our online shop, and to celebrate, we’ve made this edition of Wrap Loves a festive special – showcasing some of our top new additions from Wax Atelier’s hand-twisted candles and Slowdown Studio’s bold blankets, to Laura Slater’s beautiful screen-printed cushions.
30.11.20 - Interviews
Seeing the funny side
To celebrate the launch of our new stationery collaboration with London illustrator Holly St Clair, we sat down with Holly to find out what inspired their playful designs and why injecting humour into their work is more important than ever this year.
25.11.20 - Wrap Loves
Wrap Loves #7
From vases made of repurposed paper waste, to packs of cheerful playing cards and a new book dedicated to the Wes Anderson aesthetic – here’s our latest round-up of the people and projects inspiring the Wrap team right now.
28.09.20 - Interviews
Studio Visit: The creative space of Isabel + Helen
We meet the London design duo who explore kinetics and repetition in their impressive sculptural designs for the likes of Hermès, ITV and V&A.
12.08.20 - Showcase
Clara Rubin makes painting personal
Inspired by her hometown, the Milanese artist celebrates the beauty of the everyday.
05.08.20 - Wrap Loves
Wrap Loves #6
From eye-catching concrete tiles, to ‘immortal’ flower arrangements and online workshops to improve your embroidery skills – we pick out some of the people and projects currently inspiring the Wrap team.
24.07.20 - Interviews
Studio visit: Make-Ready
We visit the London-based fine art silkscreen and giclée printing studio Make-Ready to talk to founder Tom Murphy about making original prints for top contemporary artists and galleries, including Jeremy Deller, Boy George, Kelly Anna, Hauser & Wirth and Unit London. They’ve built a strong reputation over the last three years and much of this is down to Tom’s inherent passion for the process and eye for detail, which we delve into more with him here.
23.07.20 - Wrap Loves
Wrap Loves #5
A hand-painted swimming pool by Alex Proba, effortlessly cool clothing from Chelsea Bravo and sculptural creations by SAGE Flowers – some of the people and projects catching our eye for our latest Wrap Loves selection.
22.07.20 - Interviews
Zahra Holm finds beauty in imperfection
Originally from Sweden and Tunisia, artist Zahra Holm has made Paris her home. Using richly-coloured oil paints in her abstract portrayals of the female form, Zahra embraces imperfection to discover a fresh kind of femininity. Here she tells us about her happy place, her need for creative freedom, and her love of the unique flaws that make us human.
18.06.20 - Interviews
Staying Sane During Quarantine #6 - Sujin Kim
She makes charming, funny, deceptively simple illustrations which always make us smile. Here the Korean designer tells us about life in Ulsan right now, and how she tries to keep positive during these strange times.
16.06.20 - Interviews
Constantly Evolving: Karan Singh makes design look fun
The Amsterdam-based artist talks about the balance between minimalism and pattern in his dynamic illustrations and animations, and why having fun is an important part of his creative process.
11.06.20 - Interviews
Staying Sane During Quarantine #5 - Kentaro Okawara
The Japanese artist tells us about what life's been like in Tokyo during the Coronavirus crisis, how his work has been affected and the ‘future diary’ he’s been making about all the things he and his girlfriend will do together when they’re reunited.
22.05.20 - Interviews
Staying Sane During Quarantine #4 - Molly Rose Dyson
We hear from the Berlin-based illustrator about the current lockdown situation in Germany and how things are beginning to ease, WFH in a flat-share and how talking to other illustrators helps her avoid the ‘pressure to produce’ that social media can cause.
21.05.20 - Wrap Loves
Wrap Loves #4
From John Booth's colourful new clothing collaboration with Sunspel, zines about murals and Dusen Dusen's dreamy dog beds – here's our latest round-up of some of the people and projects that have been inspiring us recently.
08.05.20 - Interviews
Staying Sane During Quarantine #3 - Cari Vander Yacht
The American illustrator, and long-time Wrap collaborator, gives us an insight into what life's like in Brooklyn at the moment and working from her one-bed apartment, reminisces about retro home-workouts and explains how having quite a goofy style is keeping her work light-hearted, even during these tough times.
04.05.20 - Showcase
Finding balance in shape and colour
Alejandra García y Gutiérrez creates beautifully vibrant geometric artworks inspired by the harmony of the environment, contrasting shape and colour to find the perfect balance.
03.05.20 - Interviews
Staying Sane During Quarantine #2 - Alec Doherty
Morning yoga sessions, a weekly dinner menu, local wine deliveries and painting in the garden – the London-based illustrator and artist gives us the low-down on his lockdown rituals, and explains how working from home is helping him to ‘spring-clean’ his process.
27.04.20 - Showcase
Maaike Canne celebrates modernist architecture
From Le Corbusier to Frank Lloyd Wright, the Dutch illustrator's designs are tributes to some of her favourite architects, and the stories their buildings tell.
22.04.20 - Interviews
Staying Sane During Quarantine – #1 Franz Lang
The Italian illustrator shares her experience of the lockdown in northern Italy and gives us some tips on daily routines, staying creative, and the therapy of making fresh pasta.
22.04.20 - Longer read
With artworks that play with shape and perception, Tim Lahan invites his audience to look again at the everyday objects they might be taking for granted.
16.04.20 - Showcase
Lose yourself in Ana Popescu’s paintings from Japan
During her recent Japanese residency at Studio Kura, the visual artist created colourful new work that draws us in, and celebrates the overlooked corners of everyday spaces.
10.04.20 - Showcase
Antonio Carrau celebrates artistic freedom
With abstract still lifes, and art you’ll want to eat, the Uruguayan collage artist explains how he gets it right, by doing everything wrong.
07.04.20 - Wrap Loves
Wrap Loves #3 – Quarantine Special
From carve your own ring kits, to Grayson Perry's new TV show – here's a round-up of our favourite stay at home projects and quarantine-inspired workshops to help you get creative during lockdown.