Happy Thursday! The leaves are changing colors all over the country and LA is a crisp autumn 103°. This week, we are taking a look at what some of our talented Red Cap artists are up to, as well as showcasing a special giveaway we are sponsoring with Books for Diversity. Take a look!
In celebration of our newest collection by Christian Robinson, we’re partnering up Books for Diversity on a special giveaway! Win a copy of When’s My Birthday? (by Julie Fogliani, with illustration by Robinson), The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade (by Justin Roberts with illustration by Robinson), and a set of sixteen new Red Cap birthday cards designed by Christian Robinson. Click over to the Books for Diversity Instagram to see how to enter the giveaway!
Also, we are fully embracing the art of fall, and with this beautiful piece of fall foliage heaven by Red Cap artist, Carolyn Gavin–how could you not? Click over to her Instagram for gorgeous work and amazing process videos of her art work.
We are equally impressed with Red Cap artist, Josie Portillo‘s beautiful work which she showcased on her Instagram this week–an editorial piece for The Washington Post‘s Book World in celebration of The Library of Congress’s National Book Festival. Also, make sure to swing by and check out her newest cover for The War I Finally Won, a sequel to the well-loved The War that Saved My Life, out now!
Were you as in love with Triangle as we were? Debuting on May 8th, 2018, meet the second installment of Red Cap artist, Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett’s “shape trilogy” with Square. We can’t wait to check this one out, and if you’re just as excited, make sure you take a look at our “It’s In The Eyes” essay which focuses on Klaassen’s ability to capture emotion in simplistic eye illustrations. Be there or be….
Also this week, we caught a glimpse of Red Cap artist, Kate Pugsley‘s brand new 2018 calendar with Frankie Magazine! The description got us excited: “with a whole year of radness to lay your peepers on, the 2018 frankie calendar is really a bit of a doozy. each month is spruced up with illustrations from some of our favourite artists, like pete cromer, lieke van der vorst and kate pugsley.” Yes, please!
If you’re in the mood or some Badass Bunnies, Cats or Dogs in your text stream, make sure you download Red Cap artist, Anke Weckmann‘s brand new collection of emoji stickers to make your text messages way more awesome than they currently are. Let’s be honest–would you rather send three “Yay” bunnies quietly cheering in a row or one more sad thumbs-up emoji? You decide. Click here to grab your own Anke emoji stickers.
Last but not least, our dreams are coming true, with Christian Robinson‘s brand new line of Cotton + Steel fabrics, coming in March 2018. We’ve only seen this special glimpse on his Instagram, but it sure made us want to start sewing 1960s shift dresses and kitchen aprons.
Have a great week!
What’s new with our amazing artists? What a delight it is to scroll through Instagram and find out what new and exciting projects they are lending their talents to. Whether it’s a sketchbook piece, a new collaboration, or a sneak peek at something brewing–we’re always intrigued and inspired. Scroll below to check out some of the new work and projects that our tight family of collaborators are working on when they’re not doodling for us:
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We are in the midst of summer! We hope you are enjoying the life-giving rays and beautiful days. If you’re on the beach or sitting, sipping cocktails poolside, make sure to scroll through some of the amazing artwork that our artists are offering up on Instagram. We picked a sampling of a few great photos of work by our Red Cap artists from the past week to suit your fancy. Click the link below each photo for more, and make sure to follow us (@redcapcards). Happy browsing!
We hope you enjoyed your International Women’s Day! Whether or not you took the day off in honor of #adaywithoutawoman, or you simply celebrated your fellow and/or favorite females, we felt the love yesterday. In honor of the International Women’s Day, we wanted to present some beautiful work by some of our favorite female artists–Red Cap Cards artists! See below for work some beautiful work they created and make sure to visit their websites, linked via our artists page. We love and respect you all. The future is female!
We hope you’re getting ready to hunker down with your honey tonight–and by all means, a “honey” may represent your spouse, partner, child, pet, or really just a huge box of Junior Mints. Whatever works. We love you oh-so-much at Red Cap Cards. Have fun, eat some candies, and enjoy the love that is within your grasp. Here’s a few visual treats to get you started…
Happy Valentine’s Day!
What a delightful time of year! Autumn days bring cozy-cuddling, candy corn, and warm cider…sweaters, foliage, and pumpkin spice. Last year we had fun with our Life in Fall by Sarah Burwash and Life in Halloween Kids by Kelsey Garrity-Riley post, and this year, we wanted to focus on the spectacular and spooky art work that our Red Cap artists have produced on their own. We took a crisp stroll through their blogs, tumblrs, and Instagrams to find these beautiful illustrations that will you have you ready to go trick or treating (especially that fantastic animated gif by Yelena Bryksenkova!) Happy Halloween, everyone!
Woo hoo! It’s a great week on Instagram. We love following along with all of our artists, because it makes it easy to take sneak peeks at what they are working on along the way. We get to honor their individual processes and get a little glimpse in the process. And not just artists–we also love to see what bloggers and more are up to. This week…we’ve been in on the action as well!
This past weekend, we were excited to support Avery & Augustine’s Little LitFest (#littlelitfest), which fosters community through the love of children’s literature. The attendees to the event packed sunny yellow suitcases with items from Lately Lily, Isabel Roxas, Scout Books, Sakura and Zig Zag City Guides, as well as our cards by author/illustrator, Jon Klassen, and illustrator, Christian Robinson.
Plus, some inspiration from Anke Weckmann, who released another Sketchbook video on her Youtube channel. Makes us want to get to work!:
Last but certainly not least, we are getting in the mood for the upcoming holidays. We know it’s only September, but we just can’t resist! Keep following our feed for more photos of our new holiday collection. Or check out the entire lot, here.
Squad goals is most definitely correct. Who caught this Instagram post from Red Cap Cards artist, Chris Sasaki, on Sunday night? We are so proud of him for his fantastic work on the OSCAR winning Best Animated Feature, Pixar's Inside Out. What a special night! Congrats, Chris! View all of Chris's designs for Red Cap, here.
Also found on Instagram: sneak peeks of Jon Klassen's third installment of the “Hat” trilogy: We Found a Hat. The book will be released on October 11th of this year, but in the meantime, check out the cover illustration and interior glimpse. We are loving the Mojave feel! Click over to view Jon's designs for Red Cap to tide you over for a spell. This one looks especially relevant!
Happy Tuesday, everyone!
It's been a while since we've caught up with our artists on Instagram. If you're not currently following them, make sure you do so after checking out some of their most recent posts. Anything from art work to their studio spaces, every day musings and new projects–we're hooked. Plus, it's fun to feel like we get an insider look before anyone else! Click on the screen-grabs below to be taken to their Instagram feeds:
Lizzy Stewart has two new pieces out (one for sale now, and one on pre-order). Check out Lizzy's new annual planner design for Little Otsu below, which can be found on their site, here. Produced each year by a different artist, we are so excited to see that Lizzy is in the hot seat for 2016.
“The tenth installment of the Little Otsu Annual Weekly Planner returns with all the great aspects from the previous volumes including more artwork from the wonderful London-based artist Lizzy Stewart! All the useful features you've come to expect from the Annual (undated monthly and weekly spreads, handy list pages, easy-to-use wire-o binding) are combined with the added charm of Lizzy's artwork, ranging from seaside landscapes to architecture to found objects to animals with a special emphasis this year on images from her travels. Each weekly spread features a different drawing so there's a new experience each week to add inspiration to organization.”
Plus pre-order her travel zine on her site, here, which will be shipping September 9th. If you can't get to Europe on your own, trust us, you will WANT to see it through the eyes of Lizzy Stewart.
“32 page, full colour zine of my sketchbook kept on a 12 day trip from Vienna via Croatia to Venice. Drawings, paintings, notes and doodles.”
Josie Portillo also shared some great work via her Instagram with a great illustration that highlights how Middlebury College has evolved since 1914. Such amazing work and intricate work. Keep sharing these, Josie!
View Lizzy's designs for Red Cap Cards here, and Josie's designs here. We love you both, keep up the awesome work!
Images as linked above.
Red Cap Cards is all about staying in touch with friends and love ones. And we want to stay in touch with you! Did you know that we have various avenues of sharing with you–not just this blog? Click below to find us on several other social media avenues. We'll have loads of fun!
Find us on Pinterest! We're pinning up a storm of some of our favorite illustrations, interiors, colors, and oh-so-awesome things we like.
Tumble along with us on tumblr. We share all of our blog posts there (a bonus for your RSS feed!), and share posts of some of our favorite illustrators and artists.
We're on Instagram–a definite favorite. Sneak a peak at new cards, happy styled shots and little moments right from the den of Red Cap.
Last but not least, we're still truckin' along on Facebook! Get a sweet reminder of each blog post, plus goodies on all of our favorite members of the Red Cap family.
Don't forget to say hello when you meet us there!
Are you on Instagram? We are mildly addicted. Where else can you see your favorite artists and illustrators' work as they're working on it–bright and in full color? Plus, (Chris Sasaki is good at this) little doodles that might never make their blogs or shops, just fun little pieces that show the creative process. Most of our artists are here as well, so if you're following us–most definitely follow them too! See below for a Red Cap Instagram Extravaganza!
Anna Emilia Laitinen
Last but not least!!
Images courtesy the above artists' Instagrams