Johanna Basford & The Making Of The Finge Cover

Johanna Basford describes herself as the inky illustrator who loves black and white, a description that couldn't be more spot on! Her delicate, intricate designs show a love of detail building up complex patterns and scenes. It looks like hard work but we think her dedication has definitely paid off.

Johanna likes to embrace the challenge of a cross disciplinary approach, creating designs and surface patterns for everything from ceramics, album covers, catwalk fashion, beer bottles, wallpaper, wedding stationary and even skin! Her ever-growing list of happy customers includes names such as The Crafts Council at the Victoria and Albert Museum, DKNY, The BBC, Channel 4, The Scottish Parliament, Dazed and Confused, Creative Review, Heals, Hallmark, Queensberry Hunt, Hendricks Gin, Tate Modern, The Body Shop and Johnson and Johnson. That is pretty good going.

The project that really caught our eye was the Making of the Fringe Cover. Over 2 days members of the public were asked to tweet suggestions of the most bizarre thing they would like to see at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The suggestions were delicately hand drawn in pen and ink to create an eclectic, crowd generated artwork. A genius idea and some great design inspiration for us all.

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