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Posts Tagged ‘Arts and Crafts’

An interview with illustrator Petra Börner

Swedish illustrator extraordinaire Petra Börner is nominated for the 2012 V&A Illustration Awards, announced tonight. Her work is a rich mix of Scandinavian and Arts and Crafts influences that I absolutely adore...

Written by Amelia Gregory

EMMA Jane Austen Petra borner
I have long admired the work of Swedish born illustrator Petra Börner, who brilliantly mixes Scandinavian and Arts and Crafts influences to create a style all her own. Her book cover for Emma by Jane Austen (artwork above) is nominated for the 2012 V&A illustration awards so I thought I'd find out what makes her tick. Be very inspired...

Petra Borner -studio
Petra Borner -studio
You have a very distinctive style - what are your greatest influences?
I still draw inspiration from objects and books I’ve collected since I was a teenager, books on school posters and photographic references on anatomy and plants and DIY books form the… read more

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Wood Festival 2011 Review: Zeus, Treetop Flyers Eliza Carthy and printing with lino!

Sunday at Wood Festival was another relaxing day filled with great music and lots of messy art with the kids. Plus harmony singing. Perfect.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wood Festival Samba Band and Tents by Sam Parr. Sunday at Wood Festival began with a stint of harmony singing led by Katy, capsule the talented teacher of the Bennett […]