Friday, November 02, 2007

Illustration Friday: Hats











My submission for Illustration Friday's "Hats" is from artwork I create for Fred Segal Fun Style. I love working with them because they simply say: make the art fun, colorful and festive. The art work is used as stickers and cards that are attached to each purchase. I always include a hat in each piece. Hats have really made a comeback too! For the first time in my career as an artist I was legally allowed to draw Mickey Mouse for FS because they are one of the companies that licensed Disney characters for apparel. The third postcard and sticker is loved so much by FS that we have reprinted it almost 5 years in a row.

36 comments:

isay said...

wow valerie this is really wonderful. I enjoyed looking at each one them.

Anonymous said...

I peed in a hat once. Bad Dog

Cathie said...

very lovely, nice bright colors and so alive!

rbaird said...

These are fun! I love the colors.

modroom said...

I take my hat off to that.

Teri C said...

What fun these are!!! Bright and happy! I want some.

ms. froggie said...

wow!!! val, lookit you go with these! love all the details, that wonderful, cheery color palette! talk about an artist who wears "many hats!"

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aynaku said...

yes, they are really festive and colourful! maybe the top one is my fav...

Cathy said...

Love them Val! The weather here is very grey at the moment, and this is just the sort of thing to lift your spirits!

studio lolo said...

I just love seeing your fun, bright and cheery work! Great job Val :)

Cream said...

Beautiful and fun.

imwithsully said...

Valerie, these are so cool. I want to get my hands on one.

Pati @-;-- said...

I want them all! :')

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tusen said...

they are so cool :)I'm not surprised about the third one being reprinted so many times.

Ces said...

What a fun job. Then again you'd make anything fun. People would find you a lot of fun and incredibly wonderful. I do.

Michelle Lana said...

These are so much fun! Great work!

Debbie Egizio said...

These images are absolutely delightful! You must have so much fun creating these. How wonderful that they give you such freedom.

arvindh said...

I like the vibrant colours in your work!

enigma said...

fun illo, lovely bright colors!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

very cute; leave it to you to give us a variety of images!
I missed the pumpkin innards below last time; thanks for the chuckle

Heather said...

I really like your style it is very inviting to the eye. :O)

Ginger*:)* said...

Good for you! A constant client is always a wonderful benefit for an artist. These stickers are FUN and fabulous. I would probably buy the clothes just to get my hands on one of the tags.

Nicole Brekelbaum said...

When I buy clothing I almost always look at the tag for size. I never thought about it but from a marketing perspective this can actually give customers the extra push they need to purchase. Well laid out and attractive.

buep said...

These are fun! Lovely bright colors.

Ellen Byrne said...

Is there anything you can't do well?!

You are amazing!

Paola said...

Super Valerie!
You really love what you do!
Wonderful work!

Chickengirl said...

How awesome u got to work for FS!!! These are so cool, thanks for sharing!

bog_art said...

Wonderful pieces!!.. it is great to work with people like fun and colorful art!!

JO said...

So fun, not only is the Mickey fun, love the animal purse and scarf, so chic.

Nancy Bea said...

Wow, dream job for sure! Beautiful work. The fun you felt in creating it comes through.

Nemo said...

Cool illustrations. I like bright colours!
Thanks for comments on my blog.

Anonymous said...

i think the reason the 3rd is so popular is it catches the festive feeling more then the others. but all of them are great love ucolors as always. u do seem to get alot of fun jobs to work on. michael dailey

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Very fun work, and congrats on the cool project!

Got to meet Mike Baker and Brianna at the Open opening. That was cool!

Hope your life has gotten back to normal after the fires?

Kstyles said...

Oh I really love this. The pictures are so fun!

Twisselman said...

Beauties, all. Good to see Mr. Mouse on the tees.

Tracy said...

I love this, Val! I want to look through each one and pick out my favorites :)