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THE CONSTANT GARDENER: CHARLOTTE DAY’S BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATIONS

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A4_crop_AThe British illustrator Charlotte Day has the unfair advantage of being a trained horticulturalist and a gifted draughtsperson—both of which serve her most conveniently when a spot of ‘botanical beautification’ is called for. Her alphabet suite of Edible Flowers features elegant typography emblazoned with exquisitely detailed images of edible flowers, each composition rendered expertly in gouache. Aside from their intrinsic prettiness, this A-Z collection offers some practical information for gardening novices: in a pinch, those violets, day lilies, and clusters of yarrow make for some good munching.A4_crop_BA4_crop_CA4_crop_XA4_crop_YA4_crop_Z

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TOOL MARK

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Ah, there’s something about a beautifully illustrated logo–which this self-initiated mark from the Manchester (UK)-based design agency United Creatives most certainly is.

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PUCCI UNCOVERED

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Harper’s Bazaar magazine has issued 3 delicious limited-edition covers for their April issue, all featuring colorful patterns from fashion house Emilio Pucci. A project spawned by a partnership with the Victoria & Albert Museum, and in honor of the V&A’s current exhibition, The Glamour of Italian Fashion, the covers showcase previously unpublished original drawings from Pucci’s ’60s and ’70s archives–and are only available for sale at the V&A museum shop.

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SPRING AWAKENING

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The Finnish design house Marimekko can always be counted on to lift winter-weary spirits with its range of eternally upbeat textile motifs. Here, some of the company’s spring 2014 prints, including (above) a 50th anniversary edition of its famous Unikko poppy, magnified in size this time–as all indelible images deserve to be.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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A nice big Noma Bar illustration in today’s New York Times.

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Seeing Eye

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Making use of both Ben-Day dots and the tactile dots of braille, an amazing–and amazingly subtle–postage stamp issued by Ireland in 2009, commemorating the 200th birthday of Louis Braille.

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UMBRELLA PLAN

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Surely Javier Jaen Benavides must have known that his gem of an illustration for the The New York Times (accompanying the review of a book entitled Umbrella, fittingly enough) was bound to make an appearance on this site.