Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmas Giftlist: Puffin Chalk

Tanamachi Studio worked with Puffin Books - a children's division of Penguin books - to create Puffin Chalk, a series of classic children's books with a brand new look. Every cover was hand-drawn in a larger size with chalk, then photographed for reproduction. These gorgeous volumes are a delight to own and will make wonderful Christmas gifts for the little ones on your list. Peter Pan, Pippi Longstocking, and The Wizard of Oz are all available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 Round 1, Pippi sketch from Puffin
 Round 1, Wizard of Oz sketch from Puffin

Dana Tanamachi is a graphic designer who makes custom chalk signs. Even if you don't know the artist by name, you've likely seen her beautiful chalk work around lately. Her chalk lettering has been featured on book covers, in Nike ads, on skateboards, on magazine covers, the list is extensive and growing. Her work has also inspired a huge trend in chalk lettering in the typography and design world.

The studio blog posted interesting videos and sketches that capture the creative process and the work that went into these concepts. It is worth a click over to the site to see the amazing work of this design and hand lettering boutique.

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