I very much enjoy the days I get to freelance at Regas Studio. The ladies who make up this letterpress studio are supa dupa talented; we've got watercolor painters, skilled illustrators, calligraphers, graphic designers...you name it, everyone who works at Regas brings their own brand of creative to the table. This makes for an incredibly stimulating and generallywarm & fuzzy studio environment.
I've worked a lot of places, and by now, I'm pretty in tune with the kinds of environments which help me thrive, and the kinds which drag me down & stress me out. Regas is definitely the former. Throughout the day, all kinds of design inspiration is passed around via Skype; one of my favorite things shared lately was this children's book series featuring cover designs by Dana Tanamachi for Puffin.
I mean. Dude. The colors. The lettering. The swirlies & twirlies. So cool that these covers were hand drawn in chalk, and then photographed for reproduction instead of the standard graphic design route. Plus, Pippi was one of my faves. As a little girl, I delighted in the fact that her full name was Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking. Enjoy!
Cool stop-motion videos of Dana's work in progress:
For a more about the collaboration, head over to Tanamachi Studio's blog.