The Italian Stallion’s face never looked so pretty, but this poster most definitely will on your wall! Thanks to the National Poster Retrospecticus, our Rocky illustration is now available as an 18″ x 24″ screen printed poster. NPR has agreed to a make Rocky a permanent member of their traveling poster show! What first was just a spur of the moment illustration to adorn our studio walls, is now an amazing signed print that you can now purchase. We only have a limited amount at Brave Outpost so go claim yours quick!
Great brand identity, and for a good cause? Yes please! Autistic Art is a a design brand of Mosoly Otthon Foundation and supports autistic children and adults by organizing regular drawing activities for them, then sells the products that feature artworks created during the classes. Fantastic work by Hungarian creatives, Laszlo Polgar and Dora Sos.READ MORE
These animal number greeting cards by illustrator Koji Tomato, or Cozy Tomato, are genius. The fact that you can still tell what kind of animal they are, even after being morphed into a number is pretty impressive. This particular set was created for Lagom Design, where you can purchase these and many more of Koji’s designs. Koji has an amazing eye for simplicity and color in his illustrations. Take a look at all nine greeting cards after the jump!
We all remember making shoebox dioramas growing up, but this is taking it to a new level. Artist Mar Cerdà first cuts out all the tiny little pieces and then meticulously hand watercolors each piece before setting it into its spot in the miniature cut paper world. Enjoy a few of our favorites of hers, and when you are done, check out the rest on her site!
These little pool-themed environments built into all the letters of the alphabet are more than fun illustrations. Yes, they are beautiful rendered illustrations that become more interesting the longer you stare at them. But the reason for making them is even more amazing.
Illustrator Jing Zhang created this alphabet project in response to her year of completing a 5K swimming challenge in order to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care, who provide free care for people with terminal cancer. I love seeing artists inject their passions, motivations and experiences into their artwork. See the rest of the alphabet on her site.
I can’t get enough of these Clue card illustrations by Andrew Kolb. What a neat personal project! I love all the halftones and slightly aged look to it all, yet it still feels contemporary and fresh. I mean, look at those amazing characters. There are a few of my favorites posted here, but go to his site to see all the rest of the cards!
Collaborating with talented individual and shops is becoming sort of an addiction for us here at Brave the Woods. We have always been huge fans of Oxford Pennants for their quality and the amazing designs they sell in their shop. Combining our love for nature and the aesthetic of vintage pennants, we merged our powers and created this nature-themed, illustrative pennant design. Huge thanks to Oxford Pennants and their amazing team to make these turn out so incredible. Purchase your own for only $20 here!
Now this is stained glass I can get behind. If you have a more modern aesthetic, stained glass may not be the first thing that comes to mind when decorating your home or office. Though these modern, geometric stained glass designs by David Scheid might just make it on your wish list.
I used to think I made a mean paper airplane or rolled paper flower, now after looking at the quilled paper art of Sena Runa, I’m a bit ashamed of my lack of skill. Runa began quilling paper as a hobby three years ago, and after finding her own style, was talented enough at it that she was able to quit her day job, and sell her creations full-time.
Sean Runa sells her quilled paper art on Etsy. In an interview with My Modern Met, Runa explains her process: “After I decide on the image, I draw a template, then I decide which colors I am going to use. After this, everything is spontaneous (details within the papers, I mean). The creative process for each item changes, so I can say that preparing one piece takes approximately a day to complete, and this is for the designs which I’ve made before. Creating a new design usually takes longer.” See more of her work on her Instagram or Etsy page, and read more of the interview here.
Last week we released an official 1950s-inspired jingle for our Woodland Wonderland Brush Kit & Tutorial Pack we created with RetroSupply, and if you haven’t heard it yet, it is pretty darn hilarious. We commissioned the amazingly talented Collin Warren of Lost in Transduction to write and perform the jingle for our pack. And boy are we excited to share it
The Woodland Wonderland Brush Kit & Tutorial Pack is based off of the Little Golden Books in the 50s, so we thought it was only appropriate to commission a jingle to show it off. Collin is so talented that he even played all of the instruments that were featured in the promotional images of the animal folk band called the Furry Bottom Boys!
And to pull it all together, at the last minute we hired our good friend Chase Ogden to quickly animate it all for a video. It took a lot of talented folks to make it all happen, and we are so grateful for their help in making this brush pack a success. RetroSupply and us are constantly looking for ways to improve your experience as a buyer of these amazing tools. Now go test out the set for yourself!
We can’t wait to see what you create with our brushes!