Monday, October 5, 2009

A Good Harvest!

This past weekend I was lucky enough to wander on just the right street in Korea town - in the middle of Korean harvest day parade no less!- and stumbled upon the most amazing shop, um, called "The Hello Kitty Shop" BUT WAIT!! This is not a Hello Kitty post - Why I'm obsessed with this store is for the beautifully illustrated Korean stationery lines they carry. I discovered whimsical fairy tale illustrator, Kim Minji, who has series of both Alice in Wonderland and The Little Prince and paints in washy watercolors.

all pictures via Kim Minji

Then!!! All the fashion illustration stationery I could ever dream of! The stickers with young red riding hood-looking girls saying silly phrases (quite reminiscent of Yoshitomo Nara's work) are by a company Pony Brown, and you can see more of their line here at Cotton Candy Island-soooo cute!

These 2 large sheets- titled "m.ray's boyish look style" and "Trend Report from Tanya" say "written and illustrated by okun", but I can't find anything on this illustrator- any suggestions are welcome!

The last find- a set of 2 little notebooks with the cutest outfits front and back! Same story with the illustrator here- in the corner it says "illust by RUA" but no luck in searches.

They also had great tote bags- similar to the Coach ones I blogged about...maybe next time....

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