I know, it’s been quiet here for a long time. No excuses! There is a lot of things and projects I would love to tell you about so here are some sneaky peekies of what has been making me so busy recently:
1 / plenty of new things like illustrations, bottle labels or posters I make for Squeezed Up. There is a lot of to show you, believe me so please stay tuned! Most of the elements are complete and we have been waiting to see them printed. Exciting!
2 / Instamissimo! No matter how busy I am, I always find time to illustrate my fave instagram pictures. Check Instamissimo website here to see my latest eye candies.
3 / I feel so lucky to illustrate maps for Flair magazine, but recently we have started to work on special Summer edition in cooperation with Viva magazine. I am working on many funny and very summerish illustrations. Have a look at the sneak peak and… I am not gonna say anything:)
4 / One of the ongoing projects: illustrations and new website design for one of my Stockholm friends. I love love working on this one, it is so special and different from everything I have worked on so far. I will post more soon about this project and my inspirations.
5 / Easter patter for Papertheque. Asctually we ended up with a different colour palette , but I wanted to try something different in free time:)
Ok, I wish you a lovely week and I promise to write more about the ongoing projects soon. xxx.
A few details on the last Instamissimo illustration. I hope that everyone has the same sunny Friday as we do here in Stockholm:)
Its's been only 10 days since I launched Instamissimo project and I have received such positive response, so many nice comments on instagram from my followers who want to see more. No worries guys, more is coming! Yesterday I posted instamissimo no. 13 and I wonder when and IF I am gonna stop?
I thought that I would share with your these two maps I made for Dutch FLAIR magazine last month. In fact I made a few more and I am really excited to show you them soon. Anyway making maps is soooooo fun.
Ok, the time has come and I am so excited to introduce this project officially to you. I have been using Instagram for like over one year now and I am still amazed how inspiring it is. I discovered so many talented users with a great visual taste, aesthetic and an excellent eye for colours and composition.
A few weeks ago I hit upon the idea of turning my insta obsession into something creative and really fun and this is how Instamissimo was born in my head. It is a personal project made mostly for love of illustration and photography but first of all it is my tribute to the amazing & talented people I follow. On Instamissimo I will regularly pick my fave insta pictures that inspire me to make illustrations or random gifs. I always show you the original image and give credit to the author.
A few words about the website design: I wanted to keep everything very clean and simple but also “Asia like”. I think that you are familiar with my illustrations you probably know what I mean:) And I wouldn’t have built this website without a HUGE help of my super talented better half who knows all the secrets of coding and turning my ideas into reality. Thank you darling!
Images used for this post come from sheila_gim and taeikeda. The illustration with the drink was inspired by this image by Bri Emery, the "chocolate gif" by this image taken by awesini, my super talented better half:)
Jadłonomia is my personal fave and I mentioned that in February when posted this little personal project. Recently I found there this recipe and my first thought was: it’s gonna look amazing when illustrated! I just imagined the most adorable colour combo. But this orange coconut homemade granola doesn’t only look gorgeous. It tastes heavenly. Super easy to make so hey, simply try it and you will never get sick of your new breakfast (or grab-and-go snack) addition. So here we go: Orange coconut homemade granola by Marta Dymek from Jadłonomia blog!
Preheat the oven to 175 celcius. In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, seeds and coconut, add honey (or maple sirup), coconut oil and fresh squeezed orange juice and toss everything gently using wooden spoon or silicon spatula. Remember that the dried fruit is added after it’s baked! Pour the mixture onto on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for about 20-25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until the granola achieves an even colour. Let cool then toss in the dried mango and cranberries. Store in a beautiful big jar and serve it as cereal with your favourite milk or yoghurt. Voila!
Many thanks to Marta for her amazing job she is doing on her wonderful blog. So inspiring!
recipe by Marta Dymek / illustrations by Asia Pietrzyk
Do you remember this post a few months back? I had to pinch myself when Jen Gotch from ban.do emailed me and asked for help with their new collection. I can’t believe that the time has passed so quick and hey, today I can proudly announce together with the super talented girls from ban.do that the new collection has launched today and is available in the shop! Among the whole bunch of awesome iPhone cases, clutches, umbrellas and the most adorable power cords (no kidding, just check this!) you will find there two products with my hand lettering: this cute "hooray" canvas bag and "let's have fun, ok?" the drink sleeve, a party or BBQ must have. Don’t forget to check the whole collection here!
the images by Max Wanger for ban.do
Current I'm working on a personal project, launching very soon! Hopefully it will be ready to show you be the end of the week but for right now here is a little sneak peek. Basically it’s gonna be about illustration, a bit photography and fun. The last one is a must have it it’s about personal project. Anyway stay tuned!
In my mind: an orange muffin with a chocolate cherry on the top, full of sweet cocoa crumbles.