Johanna BasfordOctober 5th, 2009
Tumble down the rabbit hole and find yourself in my inky black-and-white Wonderland. I’m a creative catchall: a designer / illustrator / printer on a mission to cover the world with my hand-drawn patterns and illustrations. I’m not a vector technician, but one of the dwindling number of creatives who still likes to put pen to paper.
My work is underpinned by a love for the ornate, a ‘paint not pixels’ approach and my free-range upbringing on a rural Scottish fish farm. I like raspberry jam, Alice in Wonderland, sweet peas and Lady Grey tea.
I undertake commissions big and small, commercial and private, so drop me a line if you fancy some inky goodness in your life.
BrewDog ‘Big Picture’
An alternative poster for rebel Scottish brewery, BrewDog. Hand-drawn in pen and ink, this is an illustrated history of the brewery’s first two years of operations.
Bespoke hand-drawn cover for Creative Review, depicting my ‘organic creative process’ in pen and ink.
Hand-drawn super wide (1 meter) wallpaper design. Repeating pattern. Detail and delicacy in an eye-watering scale.
Album cover artwork for Danish electro-pop band, Tiger Baby. The hand-drawn blossoms have an air of melancholy as they grown and entangle themselves around the partially hidden synthesizer
Trinkets and Curiosities
Created as part of a collaboration with Scottish fashion designer, Graeme Armour. Junk shop treasures and small knickknacks find themselves entwined with strings of black pearls and delicate chains in this printed textile design.
More Info: www.johannabasford.com