I’ve found her! The maker of my all-time favourite video in all of existence! I’ve finally found out who the genius behind it is and it feels like I just discovered some miraculous new species of insect or something, that’s how positively elated I am. I’m like a kid on Christmas morning hyped up on sugar and bouncing off the walls! It’s frightening how excited I am right now. She’s the one and only, illustrator Julia Pott, and her work is positively electrifying! I just spent the last few hours perusing her Flickr stream and oh my word, it’s like I’ve died and gone to illustration heaven. A wonderful illustration filled heaven complete with copious amounts of charming little animals, unusual colour palettes, and patterns galore!
Tell me you’re not falling all over yourself in adoration right now. I pretty much idolize, borderline worship her and her work. All of her characters are so wonderfully individual and filled with personality. And her carefree and spontaneous approach to patterning, use of “visible brush strokes” (not sure what the technical term for that is, so I’m making one up), the vivid and unexpected colour combinations, the humorous little exchanges of words between figures… lovelovelovelove her work! I have many illustrator crushes, but she is definitely my number 1 now! I’m so glad I happened upon her work and could finally put a name to the beautiful work I’d been admiring all this time.