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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Something to Get Excited About!



A new year, and new news. We were so excited to hear (and excited to share) that the first book by Red Cap Cards artist, Lizzy Stewart, is on its way to publication this year! Check out the fabulous cover for There's a Tiger in the Garden by our own Lizzy Stewart, published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.

There's a Tiger in the Garden by Red Cap Cards artist, Lizzy Stewart

From Quarto Knows: "When Grandma says she’s seen a tiger in the garden, Nora doesn’t believe her. She’s too old to play Grandma’s silly games! Everyone knows that tigers live in jungles, not gardens.

So even when Nora sees butterflies with wings as big as her arm, and plants that try and eat her toy giraffe, and a polar bear that likes fishing, she knows there’s absolutely, DEFINITELY no way there could be a tiger in the garden . . .

Could there?"


The release date is slated for April 7, 2016. We can't wait! Great job, Lizzy!

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