Proud to Present: Write Sketch &

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WS& Notebooks

re-souL is proud to present Write Sketch &, a fun collection of notebooks designed by the art directors of Officemilano, Matteo Carrubba and Angela Tomasi.  Having a passion for art direction, fashion and design they gave life to Write Sketch & in 2014 and created the Super Collection. It is made up of 5 colored fun and ironic notebooks, full of patterns and hectic expressive geometries. Each side of the cover reproduces a distinctive illustration which is complemented by its opposite side. This way they can be used for multiple purposes.

Their love of printed graphics and obsession for quality is what drove them to make sure the whole production is “Made in Italy”. The notebooks are printed on Fedrigoni paper with Pantone inks. The thread stitched binding provides excellent reinforcement yet flexible enough for each page to open up 180◦ without tearing from the binding. Making it ideal for writing or sketching. We have them available at re-souL in 6×8 inch size or a double set of 4×6 pocket editions. We think the graphics are inspiring and they makes us all really happy to just look at them! We hope you’ll like them too.

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Collection of Write Sketch & notebooks from Milan, Italy.

 

Notebooks available at re-souL in-store and online at www.resouL.com.

All images are property of re-souL and Write Sketch &.

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Tony Ziebetzki’s Type Scan Alphabet

I have been on a paper art kick lately. I also am drawn to typography. German graphic designer Tony Ziebetzki came up with something that can only be described as artful and intriguing. Using just paper, scalpel, ruler and scanner he has created an alphabet that is visually impactful. The fact that each letter has its own unique personality is equally impressive. Who knew that using just 4 elements could create remarkable results? Obviously Ziebetzki did!

Type Scan Alphabet - A

Type Scan Alphabet – A

Type Scan Alphabet -B

Type Scan Alphabet -B

Type Scan Alphabet - N

Type Scan Alphabet – N

Type Scan Alphabet - F

Type Scan Alphabet – F

Type Scan Alphabet - Q

Type Scan Alphabet – Q

Awesome, don’t you think? To view more of Ziebetzki’s Type Scan Alphabet, jump on over to his profile on Behance. All pictures are property of Tony Ziebetzki.

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Ispira Visual Book

Since I am in Italy at the moment, I thought it would be fun to post about a book that I will try and hunt down while I’m in Milan. Seriously.

Ispira Visual Book by Fedrigoni

Ispira Visual Book by Fedrigoni

I love books, especially art and design books. I also love paper! Ooh, and graphic design. I am a certified graphic design geek. I studied it for a couple of years, but felt it wasn’t the right field for me at the time. So I went into retail instead. Crazy, I know.

But I digress.  I came across this via Behance, and was immediately drawn to the intense colors. This tactile inspirational book made by Fedrigoni called Ispira Visual Book is a feast for the eyes! Fedrigoni is an Italian company that specializes in the production of fine papers for printing, publishing, labels, bookbinding and paper products. They wanted to create a book that would showcase their papers and various techniques in printing, but with no words. It looks like a bunch of folders, but as you flip the pages it looks as though each page would be a little invitation to inspect closer or touch. Take a look at these pictures below and be sure to check out the “Feel the Inspiration”video here too for the process in making this book. Go ahead, it’s okay, I’ll wait.

Isn’t it fantastic? I want to buy this book and run my fingers all over it. All images courtesy of happycentro.it

Have an inspiring week! ~ Maggie

Mondays, Maggie Muses: 3 Amazing Paper Sculptors

Hi, I’m Maggie. My husband (Legh) and I own re-souL.   I like to “muse” about things that inspire me.  Especially on Mondays.

I am very drawn to paper art.   I love the way paper can transform itself from a flat object into a 3 dimensional sculpture when labored by the hands of a talented artist.  The vision and the patience that one must have to see something more than just a flat piece of paper and turn into a wonderful object that captures your imagination is so inspiring.

Take for example the artist from Columbia, Diana Beltran Herrera.  Her birds look like they will be able to sing or take flight at any moment.  “Herrera’s work seeks to explore the chillingly disengaged relationship between humans and nature in modern society. Using paper as her primary medium she is able to present notions of temporality and change, emphasizing the process of transformation that continuously occur in nature as well as mankind.”

Patty Grazini’s paper sculptures are “inspired by the beauty and mystery of recapturing forgotten moments and scenes from history.”   She researches history and collects ephemera from her travels to create unique sculptures that capture the imagination of what it might have been like to live in that time.  Each one of her sculptures is given a name and has a story to tell, each one entirely made of paper.

Anna-Wili Highfields’s sculptures are stitched together from archival cotton paper. “Her works explore the organic qualities and resistance of paper, generating a tension between the complex realism of form and the limitations and economy of the materials used. They represent animal life in an immediate way that conveys the energy, movement and physical character of different creatures.”

To view  and read more about these talented artists click on the links below. All images by Diana Beltran Herrera, Patty Grazini and Anna-Wili Highfield.

Diana Beltran Herrera

Patty Grazini

Anna-Wili Highfield

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Lance Letscher

Hi, I’m Maggie. My husband (Legh) and I own re-souL.   I like to “muse” about things that inspire me.  Especially on Mondays.

I have just discovered the wonderful collages of Lance Letscher.  I like his use of color, form and lines.  “They are, paradoxically, depersonalized and isolated, yet also universal, demanding quiet contemplation by the viewer.” Well said Mr. Letscher.  I think I will keep contemplating.

The Other Eye

 

 

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Double Mind

 

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B.B. collage on board

 

One Thing

 

All images found via Pinterest

Mondays, Maggie Muses – Paper Art

Hi, I’m Maggie. My husband (Legh) and I own re-souL.   I like to “muse” about things that inspire me.  Especially on Mondays.


I have a thing for paper. Especially white paper. If you have been in our shop,  you’ll find evidence of this in the windows, vases and displays with various paper crafts I have done myself throughout the store.  However, I am a complete novice and these folks take paper crafts to a whole new level! I am definitely not worthy.  Here are some of my favorites.

Richard Sweeney crafts from plain paper  using geometry to create 3-dimensional paper sculptures.

Geometric paper craft by Richard Sweeney, image by thecoolistcom

Multi talented Elsa Mora makes tiny paper cuts by hand to make beautiful and ethereal imagery.

Papercuts by Elsa Mora, image by Elsa Mora

Matthew Shlian creates jaw-dropping sculptures with paper that seem almost impossible to imagine.

Stretch Studies by Matt shlian, image by Matt Shlian