You might already be familiar with Nice Mice for You if you remember their calendar we featured back at the end of last year or if you’re a fan of French bulldogs, Corgis, or cute things in general, like illustrations of dogs brushing their teeth. The delightful shop features art prints, greeting cards, calendars, and magnets — all the work of Croatian illustrator and graphic designer Natrashka. Head on over and take a look.
I’m thrilled to welcome artist, illustrator, and all around awesome human Lauren Gregg to our ranks of Scratchbook artists this month. I’ve been obsessed with her unique style for a long time and am so excited to share her special Scratchbook series, inspired by the many adventures of her adorable pup Reggie. Read on to see what he’s been up to!
Twenty years ago, New Jersey-based artist Tara Metzler rescued a pit bull named Novia from an abusive situation. Since then, she has dedicated her time and talents to animal welfare organizations and rescue groups, most recently launching a collection of PSA-style posters to bring awareness and advocate for this wonderful (and misunderstood) breed.
Gus and Abby is an animal-inspired stationery and print shop run by Canadian artist Shannon Alexandra. Her modern illustrations feature many of our favorite canine companions, although the odd camel and pig make an appearance as well. Snag a print, card, or 2013 calendar (it’s not too late!) right here.
It’s Valentine’s Day (kisses to you all!), and do you know what has stolen my heart? These cute doggie prints, totes, and cards from Alexandra Snowdon. Her designs are screenprinted by hand in her Manchester, UK shop using eco-friendly materials. They make me smile.
Lauren Gregg is a designer and illustrator from Athens, GA, and she’s also a dog owner, which makes her my kind of people. She created the above painting for a tribute in San Francisco to filmmaker Wes Anderson (referencing, from Moonrise Kingdom, “Was he a good dog?” “Who’s to say.”, which made me laugh harder and longer than anything I’ve seen in a movie all year, as in, people in the theater were probably getting annoyed with me). One of Lauren’s pups, a Frenchie named Reggie, suffers from allergy problems, and Lauren’s selling silkscreen prints of her Moonrise Kingdom painting to help pay for his treatments. If you use the code dogmilk, she’ll give you 30% off till December 1st. Go help!
This tongue-in-cheek anatomy poster from Labradors Worldwide made its way into my inbox recently and I couldn’t wait to share it! I think all dog parents, regardless of breed or mix, will appreciate this. My faves?
Ears: Soft, extremely kissable and sensitive enough to hear a packet of treats being opened in the next town.
And Nose: The Lab nose is the most powerful ‘instrument’ on earth. It’s thought that Labradors could smell sausages 30 years before sausages were even invented.
Grab yours right here.