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Creating a zine

One spread from the surface zine showcasing Heather Moore

Spread from a zine showcasing Danish motifs

Do you remember way back when I was talking of creating a ‘zine’? I really didn’t know what they were but the brief for this assignment was to create a zine around something you’re interested in that could be used as one is a series. My idea was to create a zine called Surface, that is devoted to surface design around the globe. This issue focused on Scandinavian surface design and I included some of my own patterns and photos as well as the work of other artists – like the super talented Heather Moore from Skinny laMinx. I sent Heather an email asking if she’d consider answering one question and she did! I was beyond excited. You know I should also point out that I asked 2 other artists the same question and they never replied – hmmm.

So here are my two favourite spreads from the zine, click on them to get the full effect.

All imagery in the first spread is © Heather Moore at Skinny laMinx.
Red Danish clogs image © Lady Violette de Courcy blog
Background pattern Cocktails Storybook  and Background pattern QA Storybook 1 are my own and you can see them on ColourLovers.

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September 13, 2012 \ design \ 7 comments

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Made in Denmark

There is a joke in our house that we keep Scandinavia in business – betweeen my penchant for Georg Jensen jewellery, Stokke chairs and our many trips to Ikea we seem to represent almost all of it. Our heads are full on Denmark at the moment (Legoland for the boys) as we are planning a visit in September to see two friends (and Legoland). We have never been so it’s all very exciting. Have you been? Any suggestions on things to do?

My Danish finds are from top: I heart tea print by Roofchimp – Illustrations and prints by Marielle Lebrun, Sprint trees and Winter trees by MyMazing, Pink bicycle print by Eeli-Ethel Polli

April 8, 2011 \ etsy \ 2 comments

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All Things Scandinavian

I’m not sure why it is that so much great design comes out of Scandinavia. I really love these wooden birds, available from Great Dane Furniture. They really have so many beautiful things that I will just have to add to my wish list. My husband and I joke that we keep Scandinavia is business, with our many visits to Ikea, our Stokke Tripp Trapp chairs and my passion for George Jensen jewellery – namely their year pendants.

November 16, 2007 \ inspiration \ 0 comments - be the first

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