2016 by Julide Belen

Julide Belen is a talented letterer and designer in every right, but her quilling work simply blows me away. I love that she takes this Renaissance era technique and creates completely modern, clean pieces. Her 2016 quilled numbers are for a graduation program, but I think they are perfect to celebrate the end of 2015 and the beginning of a fresh year. Awesomely, she shares in progress shots over on her Instagram if you're into that.

Uraniae by Hajnalka Illes

Even though the days are finally getting longer, the night skies dominate and extended hours mean lots of star gazing. In the spirit of celebrating the night skies, I'm sharing Hajnalka Illes' Uraniae Observatory series. She has created a gorgeous poster, business card, trio of booklets, and more. Her project description explains "the observatory that only existed for a short period of 37 years on top of the most famous of hills, Gellert in Budapest." Her font combinations work perfectly with her illustrations and layout. My favorite is the large silk screened poster on black.

Advertisements From the British Library

The British Library is a huge leader in sharing their archives with the public. I have featured work from this collection on this blog a few times. See the list of great photo resources here, this amazing Armstrong Photo Engraving Ad, and these gorgeous illustrated letters. This huge collection of vintage advertisements is amazing. Here are just a few images from this outstanding set.