It’s been a while since my last J’adore post, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been inspired! I have been posting about my adventures at University more recently but going to try and get back into J’adore.
Nikki Farquharson is a graphic designer-turned-illustrator who has a passion for shapes, patterns and colour (which I love too – check out my Pinterest board)! I first became aware of her work when a new nightclub opened in Lincoln and I was given a striking leaflet which I actually have on my wall…
(I started making a collage on my wall in August but haven’t got around to finishing it yet…)
…and the rest of her work is just as amazing:
I just can’t get enough of all the line variations, mix of shapes and clashing colours.
Another thing I love about Nikki’s work is her mixed media approach. I think the use of photography with hand drawn illustration makes it really eye catching and can’t believe that they are hand rendered.
It’s no surprise that Nikki has been commissioned by many magazines and brands to create fresh and quirky visuals:
Fashion spread in Missbehave Magazine
Make Up packaging for Benefit Cosmetics
and this AMAZING bottle design for Malibu – good enough to eat!
And Nikki’s talents aren’t limited to creating just pretty patterns:
… she does type too! To see what this spells, check out her shop where you can purchase a screen printed version.
Nikki has also produced Random Got Beautiful, which she describes as: ‘An ongoing photographic project which is open to public participation. Its concept is to take images containing dominant colours out of their original context and place them together to create a new one.’
I love this – such a great, interesting idea! Submit your own photos.. I am going to have a flick through my albums and see if I can donate anything.
So definitely visit Nikki’s website because she’s got a lot of interesting collaborations happening – I can’t wait to see what she does next.
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