Let’s all hold hands and be thankful that there are still people in this world making cute-without-being-twee, hilarious illustrations reminiscent of the kind of retro glory seen in such wonderful, old-time opening credits such as the magnificently kitsch title sequence for 1976’s Freaky Friday.
It’s just such a pleasure to see bright, kitsch drawings of animals, food and children that have a certain edge allowing it to avoid the dreaded ravine of cutesiness into which some plunge headlong. Enviably, Amélie lives in Paris, and is happily making illustrations of dogs wearing backpacks for lots of very happy publishers who are snapping up her cheerful talent like there’s no tomorrow. Let’s hope this continues for a long time yet!
- Wrap up warm with this week's Best of the Web
- This is Jane: a charming photo series that displays the empowerment of women
- Brooklyn-based illustrator Aaron Fernandez’s fluorescent editorial commissions
- London-based designer Laura Jouan’s well-considered, monochrome portfolio
- Join Jonathan Barnbrook, Maisie Willoughby, Wallace Henning, Anna Lomax and Jess Bonham at Nicer Tuesdays December
- Legs 11: artist Alfie Kungu’s comically long-trousered figures
- Wes Anderson directs H&M Christmas advert starring Adrien Brody
- The New Look: Looking back at Roundel’s 1980s identity design for British Rail’s Railfreight
- Discussing cinema with Laura Marling on her directorial debut, Soothing
- London’s first crisp restaurant, Hipchips, launches with branding by Ragged Edge
- Richard Sandler’s street photography conveys the intricacies of city life
- A "stress opus" from cartoonist Nadine Redlich