Based in Manchester, England, freelance artist, illustrator and designer, Rob Bailey has created this beautifully illustrated series of thirty landscape drawings – Wish You Were There. They were originally based on the blank address lines on the reverse of a postcard. These minimal illustrations, measuring 30cm x 50cm, successfully present a reduction of visual elements without compromising the space and shape of the landscapes. I think individually these wouldn’t produce the desired impact, but as a collection, would make for wonderful wall art.
The Japanese letterpress studio Otome Print has a small but gorgeous portfolio. What we see is two postcards, a New Year’s card, and something of what I think it is some sort of menu-wall, where each card represents a dish you can pick. The most awkward thing however is the slogan on the homepage: “Private press of girls since 2003″. Say what?! ;-)