Australia is bursting at the seams with talented illustrators at the moment with an excellent range of work pouring out of studios from all around the country. We're in Sydney at the moment and it's great to see so many prints just waiting to be snapped up and taken back to Paris.
We'd love to pop down to Melbourne to visit the wonderful Signed and Numbered store in Prahran but that'll have to wait until our next visit. In the meantime, here are five Australian illustrators that have caught our attention.
How could you resist these prints? Tiny natural worlds contained in fantasy terrariums and glass vases, all perfectly realised by the very talented Annie Davidson.
The vases are probably our favourite with what looks like contemporary interpretations of traditional Chinese designs brought to life and contained within glass. Gorgeous!
If you've spent any time in Sydney, these illustrations will bring back memories of familiar neighbourhoods, lunchtime walks in the city, and iconic buildings whose function never really seemed to be known by anyone.
All The Buildings In Sydney is a blog and a gorgeous book by James Gulliver Hancock that has already found its way to our coffee table. We can't wait to take it back to Paris with us!
Stefan Gevers is an illustrator of many talents ranging from dream-like geometric watercolours to amusing portraits of birds and even felt sculptures.
Gevers brings out the essence of his subjects whether its the spirit of place with his abstract landscape-like geometries or the soul of the native Australian birds that peeks through their flamboyant plumage.
A little dark and a little creepy, these illustrations by Melissa Avery feel like a mix between a hipster Wednesday Addams and an unusual deck of tarot cards used in an updated version of The Craft.
Are these women odd twins entwined in sinister dealings or the fractured facets of one woman, folding into herself over and over again? Whatever it is, we love it.
Scale plays a large role in Adriana Picker's work with her beautifully detailed black and white drawings growing from illustrations within a magazine to giant murals covering a wall - check out her work for Sydney bar Love, Tilly Devine.
While murals are never a bad idea, we're drawn to her sensual depictions of animals and vegetables that seem to blend a succulent food-like quality with the precision of a 19th century naturalist etching.