Monday, September 15, 2008

Design This Design That Magazine, Issue 2

Design This Design That Magazine, issue 2 is available to read and download, and I must say that this 175 paged e-zine is just about the greatest thing ever.

Of course, I say that partly because Elegant Snobbery has been included with a 2 page feature and interview (woot woot!) but on top of that, this ezine is a visual treat and illustrator's dream, as it is filled with a wealth of information for artists, including resources like where to shop, information about Illustration Friday, spotlights on artist from Flickr and Etsy... and 68 artist interviews!

Ariadna Ramley, the fabulous creator of Design This Design That, did such a beautiful job and I really wanted to high light a few of my favorite artists featured.

Of course, let me start by showing you my own spread...

Voila! Here I am.

I was beyond honored (read: completely jump up and down ecstatic) to be included amongst such fabulous artists. Here are a few that I was particularly excited to read about, as I love these artists and their work and am a big fan of reading interviews so I can get to know them and their work just a little bit more.

Janice J's ink city street illustrations have been favorites of mine since I discovered her on Etsy a few months ago. They definitely make me long for city life, as they are so charming and remind me of the hustle and bustle (not to mention the shopping!) of city life.

The illustrations of Hide N Seek are just absolutely, without question, adorable. They are full of darling children, out and about in nature, and lounging around with bears and other woodland creatures. The simple yet exquisite style and color washes are so classic and sweet.

Who doesn't find the animal portraits, created by Berkley Illustration, the most adorable portraits ever? Of course, I do like my snobs... but that giraffe is pretty darn cute, if I do say so myself. Berkley Illustration has created tons of other adorable animals, dressed in their best, with very serious looks on their furry and feathered faces. I love them all.

The illustrations by Marmee Craft are amongst my absolute favorites on Etsy. Whenever I am in a creative slump and feel like a pick me up, I just pop over to her shop and browse. The illustrations are so whimsical and sweet and filled with romantic ladies and fanciful critters from days gone by. I love them!

Belle and Boo... oh my goodness, the illustrations are of the sweetest and dreamiest children and I can't help remembering all the best moments of my own childhood when I look at them. The colors are light and sweet, and the images are just beautiful!

The ink on text portraits by John Clark are awesome. Just awesome. I don't know what else to say, except that the women are completely alluring, his technique is flawless, and the ink on text is one of the coolest things I have ever seen.

Can you see why I am so excited to be featured amongst such awesome artists? I only wish I had enough time and energy to continue showing you all the other artists featured. But you will just have to take a peek for yourself.

Design This Design That: Issue 2 September 2008

As for me, well I'll be busy reading for awhile. See you when I'm done!

Enjoy!

xoxo,

17 comments:

April Vinson said...

OMG that looks like the best ezine, I am off to read now!! Thanks, I will make sure to pay close attention to your section!!

Leah said...

it looks like a great magazine, congrats on being featured! I'm going to go check it out right now.

RetroRugrats said...

Congrats on the feature!

Whimsical Creations said...

FANTASTIC feature. Congrats!

Denise Felton said...

Oh. My. GAWD.

You rock you rock you rock!!!

*I knew Marisa before she got so famous.*

Crochet by Momma J said...

Wow - that is awesome!

esque said...

Congrats on being featured in this excellent e-zine!

kim* said...

hide n seek and belle and boo are awesome.

TheresaJ said...

Looks fabulous!

Oh Mandie! said...

Oooh how fabulous!! Congrats on the amazing feature - off to read it!

blazedanielle said...

Oh my goodness! Congrats!

Lauren Alexander said...

Wow! That looks fabulous :-) Congrats on the amazing spread!

faerie enchantment said...

Wow this ezine looks amazing! Congrats on being apart of it!
Magic and Joy!
Lisa!

::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

OMG OMG!!! Congratulations!!! I'm so HAPPY for you! That is just such good news. I can't imagine how excited and happy you are...Well deserved indeed!!!

(this is just the beginning for you!)

casserole said...

OMG you look so good in print! Congrats on the feature!!

Aurelia and Annalise said...

Thats awesome!
Congrats!!:)

Marie said...

Congrats Marisa! What an awesome e-zine and a great spread about you!

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