Monday February 16, 2015

New Year New Illustrators

By Jolly Edition

One of our favorite things to hear from prospective clients is how pleasingly diverse our work is. It was one year ago we emailed Emma Block after seeing her lovely illustration work asking her if she’d like to be our second illustrator, it seems unimaginable to us that for two of our three years we’ve only had a single illustrator. We’ve since had the pleasure of working with a broad range of talented illustrators from New Zealand, Europe and the US, each with their own strengths, techniques and aesthetics.

It’s the beginning of another new year — our fourth in business — and we’ve been excitedly talking and adding new products and services by new names near and far.

Here are Natalie Adkins, Sarah Andreacchio, Lydia Nichols and Ana Petrak, four new names we’re delighted to be working with this year.

Natalie Adkins Gift

Natalie Adkins

We love British illustrators — we already work with Jessie Bayliss, Emma Block, Livi Gosling, Katie Harnett and Emmeline Pidgen — and seeing the off-kilter characters and love of butts from recent Illustration and Animation graduate Natalie Adkins we had to reach out and see how we could work together.

We’re going to be releasing an exclusive print of hers in the coming weeks and we’re excited to work as much as possible with such an emerging talent.

Sarah Andreacchio's Loulou's Wedding

Sarah Andreacchio

Our first French illustrator, self-educated Sarah had amassed an impressive body of work in her two years freelancing from her home just outside Paris. Her love for mid-century illustration found in children’s books turned into a creative outlet which formed her lively palette and shapely characters.

Sarah’s also working on an exclusive piece for us and we’re now offering her work through custom illustration and design commissions.

Lion Tiger Bear by Lydia Nichols

Lydia Nichols

Lydia has been involved in illustration for more than a decade and alongside her time at Pixar and MoMA she’s been a guest teacher at several prestigious art schools including our Baltimore neighbor MICA.

Aside from that, Lydia’s charming aesthetic and unfailing likability make her a tremendous addition to our little company. Being a Philadelphian she’s also pretty close to us so we’re hoping to get to meet with her soon.

We’re licensing Lydia’s work for sale through our Etsy store in the near future and offering her for custom commissions.

Plums by Ana Petrak

Ana Petrak

Our first Croatian illustrator, Ana worked for many years in the graphic design field before returning to drawing, her first love.

Ana’s impressive list of clients include Whole Foods Market, IKEA, Penguin and the BBC.

Ana’s vibrant, warm work is a great fit for the direction we want to pursue and although her work can be found in home goods giants Ikea you’ll also be able to find it in our store in the coming weeks.

Jolly Edition in Your Home

To those who know Jolly Edition we’ve always been known for wedding products. We’ve worked hard, against the tide, to add diversity and spectacle to the wedding industry.

One of our big goals this year is to get our work, by all our illustrators, into homes and stores. Nothing makes us happier than knowing our clients enjoy our products, be it through their wedding stationery, through announcement cards for their first child, for party invitations for their son’s first birthday or work we believe in being proudly on show in our client’s homes.

We’re working hard to offer more work by more illustrators to more people and we’d love it if you could tell everyone you know about Jolly Edition.