New Member of our Red Cap Family: Barbara Dziadosz



We are beyond excited to announce a new member of our little Red Cap family: artist, Barbara Dziadosz. Her warm and colorful illustrations are the perfect addition to our library of designs with their playful shapes, simple palettes and style reminiscent of screenprinting. Hailing from Hamburg, Germany, Barbara specializes in printmaking, editorial, illustrated recipes and character design. Expect a brand new line of cards from her coming in May. We can't wait to show you what she's been cooking up for us! Check out more from Barbara on her website, here. AND view some of her incredible work below, we are so excited to have her on board!
 

New illustrator announcement: Artist, Barbara Dziadosz for Red Cap Cards

 

New illustrator announcement: Artist, Barbara Dziadosz for Red Cap Cards

 

New illustrator announcement: Artist, Barbara Dziadosz for Red Cap Cards

 

New illustrator announcement: Artist, Barbara Dziadosz for Red Cap Cards

 

New illustrator announcement: Artist, Barbara Dziadosz for Red Cap Cards

 

New illustrator announcement: Artist, Barbara Dziadosz for Red Cap Cards

 

New illustrator announcement: Artist, Barbara Dziadosz for Red Cap Cards

 

New illustrator announcement: Artist, Barbara Dziadosz for Red Cap Cards

 

New illustrator announcement: Artist, Barbara Dziadosz for Red Cap Cards

 

New illustrator announcement: Artist, Barbara Dziadosz for Red Cap Cards

 

New illustrator announcement: Artist, Barbara Dziadosz for Red Cap Cards

 

New illustrator announcement: Artist, Barbara Dziadosz for Red Cap Cards

 

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Wednesday What's What: Chris Sasaki and Nicholas John Frith



Red Cap Cards artists, Chris Sasaki and Nicholas John Frith are the what's what this Wednesday!

First up, if you haven't seen Pixar Studio's Inside Out, make it a priority for your weekend! Red Cap Cards artist, Chris Sasaki, shines as character artist for the film, and walked away from the 43rd annual Annie Awards with an Annie for his work creating all of the characters in the film. His Instagram is a veritable treasure trove of working sketches. Make sure to follow him and check out his designs for Red Cap here.

Inside Out animator Chris Sasaki wins Best Animation Character Designer Annie
Inside Out animator Chris Sasaki wins Best Animation Character Designer Annie

Also, we have some exciting news for all Hector and Hummingbird fans! Nicholas John Frith's first children's book, Hector and Hummingbird (read a stellar Kirkus review here) will soon be available in the US from AAL books, an imprint of Scholastic. Look out for the US printing in April! Put THAT in your Easter basket!

Hector and Hummingbird book soon to be available in the US from AAL Books

We love you, Chris and Nicholas! Congratulations, from us.

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Artist News Roundup: Anke Weckmann, Becca Stadtlander and Meg Hunt



It's Friday, Friday--and we're moving along toward Spring with another Artist News Roundup! This edition is all about fun and inspiration. We are always inspired by the projects that our artists have in the works, but sometimes they absolutely take the cake.

First up, how adorable is this kitty cat lip balm by Anke Weckmann for Too Cool for School? Plus, it's super fetching on the back cover of German Vogue. We caught a glimpse of this over on her blog, and love the easy, compact design--with touch-up mirror. You can grab one over at your local Sephora. Pair it with this card to complete a gift for your best gal pal this Valentine's Day! Purrr-fect.
Too Cool for School Lip Balm by Anke Weckmann in Glamour Magazine
Too Cool for School Lip Balm by Anke Weckmann in Glamour Magazine

For anyone who might be more interested in creating a masterpiece on paper instead of on their face--we're excited to show off Red Cap artist, Becca Stadltander's brand new coloring book! Style Guide: Fashion From Head to Toe is the second book in a series of illustrated guides full of beautiful black and white illustrations (lovely, Becca!) for coloring the day away.

Fashion Adult Coloring Book by Becca Stadtlander

And just for fun, impress this lovely message into your brain for the upcoming weekend. By artist, Meg Hunt, found via her Instagram: You Cannot Live your Whole Life in Comfort Zones. The color palette alone is enough to freshen your Saturday and Sunday. Click over to see more on Meg's blog.

Meg Hunt's inspirational quotation You Cannot Live Your Whole Life in Comfort Zones


Have a great weekend!
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Valentines from Friends



Valentines Day is all about sharing the love! So is Red Cap Cards, for that matter, so with Valentine's Day fast approaching, we wanted to do a little pictorial show of a few of our favorite cards from pals of ours (plus a couple of our own!). From Egg Press to Mr. Boddington's Studio and more, make sure you take a gander at our chums. Grab one or two for your sweetheart, or even send one our way...our address is right here, we'll be expecting a few Valentines, kids!

You're So Gouda to Me egg press Valentine
You're So Gouda to Me from Egg Press


Love Potion by Chris Sasaki
Love Potion by Chris Sasaki


Pink Leggies Mr. Boddington Valentine
Pink Leggies from Mr. Boddington's Studio


Happy Valentines copper foil Sycamore Street Press
Happy Valentines Day Copper Foil Card from Sycamore Street Press


Happy Valentines copper foil Sycamore Street Press
You're Brilliant from Fugu Fugu Press


Be Mine Balloon
Be Mine Balloon by Josie Portillo


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Art Show a Go-Go: Lesley Barnes and Jon Klassen



What do you know? It's an art show-a-go-go! Two, in fact. And you should most definitely a-go-go. We've got art show news from Red Cap artists, Lesley Barnes and Jon Klassen.

Up first is the fabulous Lesley Barnes, whose work will be displayed at the London Print Studio Gallery in an exhibition called "Enchanted Page Friends." Take a gander at that stunning tactile sculpture of the characters from Jill & Dragon. If you're across the pond and would like to pop in on this exhibition, please do, and say cheerio for us! You can find the Enchanted Page Friends exhibition from the 28th of January from the 24th of March at London Print Studio, 425 Harrow Road London, W10 4RE.

Work by Lesley Barnes at the Enchanted Page Exhibition at London Print Studio
Work by Lesley Barnes at the Enchanted Page Exhibition at London Print Studio
Work by Lesley Barnes at the Enchanted Page Exhibition at London Print Studio
Work by Lesley Barnes at the Enchanted Page Exhibition at London Print Studio


Next up, check out the Gallery Nucleus show with new rugs by Jon Klassen(!) and featured artist--yes!--Lesley Barnes! How exciting is it to be able to see such a magnificent and respected artist in such a different medium? We can't wait. A bit more info: Nucleus and NODE are proud to present an exhibition of hand made fair trade rugs. Each rug will be accompanied by new personal artwork by each artist. Come see these works of art in person as we will exhibit 15 unique NODE rugs and debut 5 new exclusive rug designs.

The NODE rug and Nucleus Art exhibition will be on display from February 6, 2016 - February 21, 2016 with an Opening Reception / Feb 6, 7:00PM - 10:00PM. See you there!!

NODE rug exhibition with work by Lesley Barnes and new weaving by Jon Klassen
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Jaime Zollars's IlLISTration in Uppercase Magazine



We're so proud of Red Cap Cards artist, Jaime Zollars! Her new book, IlLISTration (set to be released on March 1st), is being profiled in one of our favorite magazines, Uppercase. From Jaime's blog: "The book features an improvisational list-making exercise to help formulate and draw new ideas. It's a fun game that will have you coming up with original content for projects." PLUS, we're happy to see that fellow Red Cap artist, Meg Hunt, is also a contributor!

Jaime Zollars's IlLISTration in Uppercase Magazine

Click over to Jaime's website to hear more about IlLISTration and check out her designs for Red Cap Cards, here. Also, make sure to click over to the wonderful world of Uppercase Magazine--you'll be lost for hours, I'm sure! Looking forward to the book release, Jaime!

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Valentines for Your Valentine



In case you're the kind of person that allows Valentine's Day to sneak up behind you--we're here to send you a reminder! Ladies and gentlemen, Valentine's Day is on February 14th. And we love your love! You still have time to grab a note for your sweetheart, mother, nanna, friend, co-worker, business partner, kiddo or loyal pet. Chocolate and flowers aside, your words mean so much more. Click over to our LOVE selection and find the perfect mail-able art for your friends and loved ones, or click the photos below if you find one that tickles your fancy. ♥ ♥ ♥

Red Cap Cards Valentines for the love in your life
Red Cap Cards Valentines for the love in your life
Red Cap Cards Valentines for the love in your life
Red Cap Cards Valentines for the love in your life
Red Cap Cards Valentines for the love in your life
Red Cap Cards Valentines for the love in your life
Red Cap Cards Valentines for the love in your life
Red Cap Cards Valentines for the love in your life
Red Cap Cards Valentines for the love in your life
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Newbery Winner & Caldecott Honor Book: Last Stop on Market Street!



We just wanted to say a quick and hearty congratulations to Red Cap artist, Christian Robinson, and Matt de la Peña, author of Last Stop on Market Street! Their fabulous children's book just won the 2016 Newbery Medal and a 2016 Caldecott Honor!

If you haven't had a chance to check this one out, make sure that you do. It's a lovely story of a boy and his loving grandmother, navigating the vibrant, urban landscape to the last stop on Market Street. Their destination is heartwarming and the lesson in this book makes a lasting impression on anyone who has the privilege the read it.

Congratulations, Matt and Christian!

Congrats to Last Stop on Market Street for Newbery and Caldecott
Congrats to Last Stop on Market Street for Newbery and Caldecott
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Friday Funsies: A Hat Trick!



Is there anything he can't do? Red Cap artist, Jon Klassen, has gone ahead and performed a hat-trick! Quite literally it seems. Jon will be debuting his third installment of the "hats on animals" series with We Found A Hat, this coming October 2016 by Candlewick Press. Klassen's previous works involving clever animals and sly hats include I Want My Hat Back and This is Not My Hat.

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Fans of Klassen's first two books in the hat trilogy: "will not be surprised to learn that there’s a healthy dose of controversy between the characters of Klassen’s latest picture book, in which two turtles find one hat – and it happens to look great on both of them." -Publisher's Weekly.

For more info on the upcoming release, click over to Publisher's Weekly to read the full article, and click over to Jon's artist page to view his designs for Red Cap Cards. Click the photos below more more information on each book.

Red Cap Cards artist, Jon Klassen's Hat Trick
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