Printing Petals

Lara Costafreda is a Catalan illustrator who creates delicate and lively watercolors that reflect her background in fashion design. Her work has taken her from Barcelona to Brazil and back again, with a client list that includes Chanel, Hermès, Cartier, and Vogue to name but a few.

For Zócalo’s latest Sketchbook, the illustrator takes us through the end of summer with a series of flowers, beginning with a Southern California Tree Poppy. In a nod to the printing process, each of her plants is constructed in layers, as if every element …

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Yuko Shimizu is a Japanese illustrator based in New York City and an instructor at Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts, her alma mater. Illustration is Shimizu’s second career, which she …

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Hadas Hayun is an illustrator, artist, print and surface designer, and decorator. Her clients range from web companies to haute couture textile makers. Hayun, who completed her BA in Visual Communication at …

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Atieh Sohrabi is a Brooklyn, New York-based illustrator. Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Sohrabi graduated with a bachelor’s degree in industrial and product design from Islamic Azad University. The …

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Pausha Foley is a Santa Barbara-based painter and multi-media artist who works in pen and ink. Self-taught, she has developed her intimate style through years of exploration into the various forms …