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 Rhaida. Are you ready for her design?
About the design
“What gives us hope and how would we symbolize hope? I have collected the answers to these questions, into 1 concept: Spring. The design represents spring, no matter how heavy and cold the winter is, the flowers will rise above the ground in full bloom.
There’s also a clear link with Islamic culture and religion, which inspires me a lot and gives me hope. I’ve used elements from Islamic geometry and combined this with cheerful bright colors and pastel. I identify myself as a Muslim woman and the colors I use match my distinct personality. On the back of the Leafbook is the word “Amal” which in Arabic means “hope”.”
Rhaida is a selftaught illustrator and digital content creator living in The Hague. She likes to use bright and pastel colors that fit with her personality.
She uses her social platform to share her talent and illustrations and to talk about important topics around diversity, racism and the Islamic culture. Want to know (and see) more about Rhaida and her artwork? Follow her on Instagram (@diddyeltouny)
Want to know (and see) more about Rhaida and her artwork? Follow her on Instagram (@diddyeltouny).