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Seng Soun

Seng Soun Ratanavanh is an artist and illustrator born in Laos, she currently lives in France working in French publishing where she has recently illustrated a couple of children’s books. She is fascinated with Japanese culture, using traditional motifs and print in her work such as origami paper, kimono fabric and urban Japanese landscapes.

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Valero Doval

Currently based in Spain, Valero Doval is a freelance collage artist who works in a creative mix of editorial commissions, installations and his own personal work. His collages predominately consist of vintage imagery juxtaposed with modern illustration bringing wit and narrative to his pictures.

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Emma Block

emma birdThis young artist is big in publishing, fashion and other media circles, you will understand why once you look at her work. Random House Canada, Bloomsbury, Harper Collins, TeNeues, Hardie Grant, Blue Apple Books, UNIQLO, and Orla Kiel are just some of the clients Emma Block has been commissioned by.

I have got to say looking through her portfolio I like her own personal project work inspired by old films, books, hobbies and day to day life. I can definitely learn something from Block’s techniques since I work primarily with the same medias, paper craft, ink and watercolour. The way she uses cut out silhouettes of paper combined with watercolours adds another dimension and different focus points to her illustrations.

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Pleased To Meet

ptmNot nice to meet your or pleased to meet you, or how do you do but ‘Pleased To Meet’ is the name of this stationary/papercraft brand. Based in Berlin, Germany Daniela and Marcel are the duo that co-founded Pleased To Meet – Daniela being the illustrator. Her illustrations are playful and understated that conform to the main look of this lovely brand. On their website you can buy prints, notebooks, cards, wrapping paper, and gift tags all of which are designed and made in Germany.

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Pleased To Meet has illustration collections which come in most of the products, I really like the fruit and & veg collection and the city prints which focus on New York, London, Paris and Berlin. Daniela captures the essence of these different cultures through architecture and daily scenes.

I was very pleased to have met these lovely designs that’s for sure!

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