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
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 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.
18.03.20 - Interviews
The Power of Exaggeration
The London-based Swedish artist Alva Skog explores portrayals of non-binary figures with bold colours and extreme perspectives.
12.03.20 - Showcase
Sophi Gullbrants tackles sex and wellness issues in her work for Dame Products
From aphrodisiacs and blended orgasms, to fertility and trust issues, the Brooklyn illustrator’s designs explore sex-positive education.
11.03.20 - Showcase
Marylou Faure’s new show À la piscine
The French artist’s poolside-inspired exhibition at The Book Club is a daydreamer’s paradise, encouraging us to switch off and float away in our own thoughts.
11.03.20 - Wrap Loves
Wrap Loves #2
From a huge new London mural by Supermundane, to Emily Forgot's inspiring Instagram feed – here are five of our favourite people and projects that have caught our eye this month.
10.03.20 - Showcase
Bees, bottoms, and blooming plants
Across his drawings, paintings, and collages Brian de Graft creates humour-filled art that basks in the beauty and fun of everyday life.
09.03.20 - Interviews
Interview: Lindsey Hampton
From the colours and shapes to the overall form, the Vancouver-based ceramicist’s cool, striking products have all been influenced by her work as a graphic designer. We talk to her about the importance of function in her work, her thoughts on the place of ceramics in the art world, and how she’s recently been enjoying a better balance between the two disciplines she practices. Plus we get a look at her beautiful studio.