This morning I am really excited to introduce guest designers to Stamp Drawer! As an illustrator, I keep up (quite obsessively) with the work of other artists and designers, and I’m always extra excited when I see stamp-inspired pieces popping up. Today we have three wonderful designs by Riley Cran, a graphic designer from Vancouver, British Columbia. Riley created these stamps as a gift for a dear friend’s birthday:
"My friend once told me how she always wanted to be a mermaid. Her childhood fantasy led her to find a passion for synchronized swimming. For her 23rd birthday, I made a small series of nautical illustrations just for her."
Riley has worked on some outstanding projects, including this illustrative map of Madrid for Herb Lester Associates. Stamp design is a dream project for him (as he mentions in his portfolio’s “bucket list”); I think these designs demonstrate that he’s up to the challenge of creating tiny bits of post-able awesomeness.
Thanks for joining Stamp Drawer, Riley, as our first guest designer!