So, you're probably wondering what a funky, punky, urban design junkie is exactly. . ??

Well, if you. . .

A. LOVE bold, quirky-cool illustration, design and print

B. WANT a new, original hand-drawn illustration with each post

C. PREFER your retro, ghetto-fabulousness to your floral, pastel prettiness. . .

then you're definitely in the right place!! Read on, homie. . .

A BIT ABOUT ME

Me and my daughter Bonita having a cuppa with a fellow blogger. . .

Me and my daughter Bonita having a cuppa with a fellow blogger. . .

I'm Laura Berry - an illustrator and art teacher from Birmingham in the U.K. And of course I consider myself an urban design junkie, hence my reason for starting this lovely blog! I absolutely LOVE art, design and style with a bold, authentic and gutsy aesthetic. . . I don't 'do' handmade bunting or Laura Ashley florals. Or the insignificant or non-descript for that matter. I much prefer statement-making, over-sized, eclectic, hi-contrasting, richly patterned design; sometimes a little crass or kitsch - but always fabulous! Give me Grayson Perry's gorgeous tapestries or a Kehinde Wiley stained glass window any day! I also especially like it when artists collaborate with fashion designers or musicians, like that Gucci Ghost/Gucci collab. Awesomeness. This blog is a space for me to share my current musings with you, alongside my own illustrations inspired by each monthly post that I write. (For a while I was in no-mans-land, drawing with no purpose or direction, but now my blog posts give me a brief to work to, so its just what I needed!) So, let me know what you think . . . .

                                                                                                  Laura x