Trying to showcase the work of Lotta Niemenen in a single article is giving me a headache. I’ve started writing this piece about three times now, each time attempting to summarise the extent of Lotta’s capabilities in a single introductory sentence; which is foolish because as an illustrator, designer and art director who clearly excels in all three of her professional disciplines, one sentence isn’t going to cut it. But then neither is a few paragraphs.
So, to make this exercise a little simpler here’s just one of her stunningly executed recent projects for your visual pleasure; a new visual identity for New York-based vintage shop Maeven. Here Lotta deftly combines bold colours and a modern take on classic typography to stunning effect, recalling the class and glamour of vintage clothing while simultaneously dispelling any preconceived notions that pre-owned clothes are all about moth holes and second-hand sweat stains. Lovely stuff indeed.
I’ll stress again that this is just one beautiful project amongst many and you really should take the time to check out the rest of Lotta’s portfolio. We were just concerned you’d be overwhelmed if we tried to fit it all in here.
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- Vogue interior photographer François Halard’s personal polaroids
- Nora Sturges’ clean and simple paintings using the unusual medium of eggs
- “A small Japanese photographer is on the same page of great photographers!”: Piczo joins WeFolk
- Illustrator Rob Flowers shares his treasure trove of books
- My First: Colophon and Sophie Mayanne talk about the themes of their book, Twenty-Two
- Photographer Trent Davis Bailey documents rural American community The North Fork
- Mr Bingo’s Valentine’s cards for single people
- Leipzig-based graphic designer Anja Kaiser takes us through her portfolio
- Why creative education for advertising is stuck in the dark ages
- Japanese graphic designer Ryu Mieno creates type-heavy works fizzing with energy
- Graphic artist Patrick Thomas’ found poster collages