We discovered the work of Jenny Bowers on the Peepshow Collective website. Her illustrations are colourful and fun. This is one of our favourites entitled ‘Larder’ – one of a series she did for Elle Decoration.
In this Friday Folks post we introduce Pilgrim Lee (aka Draw! Pilgrim). We’ve admired Pilgrim’s work for a long while – she shares our love of bold, bright colours and design from the 60s & 70s. She’s a very busy lady – blogger, designer, maker, seller, traveller, mother… where does she find the time?!
Who are you & what do you do?
I’m Pilgrim Lee, owner of Draw! Pilgrim and I’m a graphic designer and illustrator from Melbourne, Australia.
How did you get into the business?
While I was in high school I worked for my mum’s graphic design business. Following high school and a couple of years abroad I studied visual communication and shortly after, I started Draw! Pilgrim as a home-based business while I cared for my baby son.
What has been your greatest success?
I’m very proud of how my business has grown over the last couple of years, and I would never have believed some of the great publicity I’ve received in that time: inclusion in the Print & Pattern 2 book, magazine and newspaper features, and coverage on some really huge blogs!
Have you got any advice for someone wanting to break into the business?
Be well prepared. Consider your various strategies and policies. Move at a pace you are comfortable with – even if it’s slower than you think it should be. Being comfortable to take each next step is a guarantee of your work being good quality. Be confident! You can do it!
We bought this vintage advertising poster some time ago and put it away…
…it’s now returned from the local framers and we’re very pleased with the result.
The poster is for Brock’s Fireworks and dates from the 1950s/60s – it would have been on display in a toy shop or newsagents.
The artist is D. Nockels and we love his illustration.
We’ll be adding the poster to the Child’s Play section of our shop sometime this week. We’re currently in the process of sorting & framing various vintage artworks that we’ve gathered over recent years – some of the other items include travel posters, film memorabilia etc, so watch this space!
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