Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"alliance" by bec winnel

Today we are featuring our first of our ten illustrators, the gorgeous Bec Winnel. We have adored Becs work for quite a while so we were tickled pink when she sent in her illustration for consideration for our project! We are simply in love with the finished letterpress print. The gorgeous retro patterns have resulted in an amazing letterpress impression. The gorgeous colour combination of tea rose pink, mustard and chocolate brown ooze vintage appeal... and besides who cant love a girl confident enough to wear flourishes in her hair!

Name: Bec Winnel
Location: Melbourne
Age: 31
About Bec: Bec grew up in country NSW and at a later age in life, moved to Melbourne to pursue a career in Graphic Design. During her Graphic Art studies at Swinburne in 2008, she re-discovered her passion for drawing and focused seriously on pursuing illustration alongside Design. She currently works full time in the Graphic Design field and spends her precious spare moments creating and exhibiting her drawings.
My Illustration is about My piece, titled "Alliance", combines vintage pattens, representing the traditional printing process and a female portrait, representing my familiar subject matter. It is about new meeting old. A new image being created via an old process.
About Becs illustrative style: Bec creates soft and delicate portraits of the female form. Although beautiful on the surface, deeper in her layers of her subjects eyes are untold stories. Her work has been described as reminiscent of vintage chocolate advertisements and visions of goddess like maidens you might meet down misty, moonlight forest paths.
I love being an illustrator because making art is like breathing, I can't live without it
I am inspired by vintage fabrics, peoples life stories and fashion photography.
I am excited about this project because I adore letterpress and have always wanted to have something created from this beautiful technique.

If you love Becs print "Alliance" it is available through our online store as a limited edition signed and numbered print for $65.00. Each print also also comes with the illustrators story and information behind the print. Enter the code SALE to receive 10% off store wide until the 16th of October.

Dont forget to entire our Giveaway of all Giveaways where you can win not only Becs gorgeous print, but our entire bespoke illustrators project of 10 prints. More info can be found here.


  1. Beautiful. The artist feature idea is great. I'm looking forward to discovering more arty goodness over the next 9 days!


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