The Corona crisis highlights once again how vulnerable the incomes of artists are. Right at a time when we see people appreciating art in the form of music, Netflix, books and cooking during quarantaine times.
We should nourish and protect art, since it can be so consoling during confusing times like these, and in general for a joyful life.That is why we’re over the moon to collaborate with five up and coming illustrators. These talents worked on a project titled ‘Hope in 2020’ and came up with amazing designs – that we’ve turned in a special Limited Edition Leafbook!
Another extra: by buying these books you directly support the illustrators in continuing on their creative journeys, creating works of art to console, inspire and delight us. Because together, we’ll make it through this.
One of the illustrators is Menah. Are you ready for her design?
About the design
“The characters in my design are doing okay with social distancing. But I guess my hope is that soon, we can all be in the street together again, while staying healthy and safe.
My phone is always full of pictures of people I see in the street (sorry for all of your privacy). I love drawing the people around me. All of the characters you see in my design for the Leafbook, are in one way or another inspired by real people I’ve encountered. Whether they were passing by, I follow them on instagram, or know them personally. I’ve just added a taco or a well-dressed dog here and there. And in case you’re wondering: I really saw an old lady walking around carrying a yoga mat once!”
Menah is a Dutch illustrator based in Amsterdam. Her work focuses on human characters, which tend to be colorful, likeable and diverse. Often shown in everyday situations, only a little bit more fun. Menah spends her time drawing for clients, taking visual notes at live events, or at home with her boyfriend and their fluffy cat.
You can find Menah’s portfolio at www.menah.nl, and you can follow her on Instagram (@menahmenahmenah).