ERICA FRANCES GEORGE
This is me in my studio. In here, I get to make real the pictures and stories I see in my head and make some kind of sense of the world.
hand cut paper, limited edition prints, hand lettering
Making things creates a space in my head.
For the last eight years I’ve been (mainly) cutting up pieces of paper with a scalpel and making prints with them. Paper cutting is a simple process. With a blade, I can remove everything that is unnecessary and discard the clutter. I love words the most, but sometimes I make pictures of the things things that illustrate my life too.
illustration, custom typography, brand identities, commissions
Making things with other people is one of my favourite things. This is why; 1. Making things is fun, 2. I get to share the fun with someone else and 3. Magic happens.
Whether it’s an illustration for a wedding invitation, a book or album cover, a custom phrase, a sign board or a whole brand identity, working with someone else to discover a design is one of those times when so the result is so much more than the sum of its parts. Here are some of my favourite projects.
I make things and I write things, but I’m not the kind of girl who chooses to wear her heart on her sleeve. I’d rather have a quiet conversation with wine and swearing than sing anything from the roof tops. Join me on my mailing list if you like.
One day back in the spring I was feeling a little lost. So many options, which one to choose. So, back to basics, one tiny print, quick and easy. I fell in love all over again. I made another, and another and so it began. My own little doses of encouragement; phrases that I tell myself everyday, favourite quotes, challenges, statements of fact. All the little words that call to me, and resonate.