Monday, May 10, 2010

Stuart McLachlan

May and April are the two worst months for me in terms of having to remember birthdays, and because the majority of my friends and family are in NZ it can mean a lot of trips to the post office at this time of year... which brings me to stamps! Yup stamps.  Have you ever thought about the amount of thought and design that goes into a single stamp.  When I saw these:

I was instantly reminded of the Thelwell books we read as kids, and wondered about the designer behind them. Well his name is Stuart McLachlan and if you check out his portfolio he is one talented guy.  Born in Adelaide, he studied graphic design and illustration and has worked in Canada and Holland as well Australia.  And not only is he triumphing in illustration, but he also creates beautiful sculptural paper art, paper millinery, and paper fashion that has been featured in magazines such as Vogue:

His ability to stretch the boundaries of what an illustrator can do got me thinking about this post from decor8 (read through the comments there is lots of food for thought in there). 
Wishing you a inspirational Monday to fuel you for the rest of the week!

1 comment:

  1. Up-date: Stuart has just let me know he will soon be releaseing a range of childrens hats for retail. Sounds exciting. I'll keep you posted!!