I know I must have seen Hanne Løvdal‘s work before but it re-caught my eye this weekend. Audrey and I did a design shop tour through Oslo (using the Oslo City Guide from Design Sponge). We hit 7 shops in 5 hours, which is pretty good for a pregnant lady and her design obsessed friend. Lots of interesting things were posted on my Instagram and Twitter and even more little ideas ended up in my sketch book. Design shops are so inspiring. Get ready for some awesome DIYs this month!
Our last stop of the day was the House of Oslo shopping mall. But this is better than any shopping mall I could have imagined. This shopping mall only has design shops! The anchor shop is Illiums Bolighus (four floors of it!), which is always lovely, but I wanted to see shops I can’t browse at home. So we popped into the Raun Concept Shop which had the lovely Lovedales Studio work on display.
Hanne Løvdal mixes digital coloring with pencil and watercolor sketches to create compelling illustrations. She quit her job as a magazine art director in 2013 to pursue her art full time. This print “Jomfruen/Virgo” is one of my favs from her 12 zodiac signs series, each sign represented with beautifully intricate hair. Check out her online print shop which ships worldwide. Oh! And, Løvdal is available for commission work, “if you think [her] pen can suit your project”. So sweet.