Illustrator Rop van Mierlo has recently been nominated for the Dutch Design Awards 2011 with his critically acclaimed book Wild Animals
. Currently available all over the globe, including the MOMA in NYC, the Palais de Tokyo, Colette in Paris and all Paul Smith stores in the world, the book has been a sensation for design lovers who've fallen in love with his illustrations. The animals’ characters spring to life in bright watercolor paint on a simple, white background.
Rop has started working on a sequel to Wild Animals
and is teaming up with FOUNDBYJAMES.com on a unique print. Especially for his friend James, he's illustrate one more amazing animal; the Housecat. (It's teasing James because the curator and traveler is never at home.) A limited amount of 9 (referring to the 9 lives of a cat), numbered and hand-signed prints are available for sale on FOUNDBYJAMES.com
If you haven't stopped by FOUNDBYJAMES.com
before, make sure to check it out. Called a "treasure finder" by Tina Roth Eisenberg
of SwissMiss, James travels the world and hunts down interesting objects. He then sells them on his website at limited edition. "On this website I share my collection of personal treasures with others," he says. "I invite you to browse the shop and my notes to get a taste of my love for art and design." Sounds like a fantastic job. (By the way, he's got amazing taste!)