Sarah Andreacchio is a Paris-based freelance illustrator, and do you know what? We’re a little jealous of her. She uses her passion for pattern, music and graphic design to influence the new work that she creates and seems to be constantly improving her style, experimenting, having fun, and making ever-lovelier images. Though she’s always been creative, Sarah was originally inspired to become an illustrator and designer by her husband and his love of drawing. The two of them working together and exchanging inspiration is a lovely image, isn’t it?
Sarah’s illustrations and patterns have a simple and positive energy to them. This vibe is perfect for the children’s books that she illustrates. There’s no cute overkill here, everything is considered, colourful, chic even. There’s also a distinct lack of gender-specific colour in her children’s lit illustrations, which makes us like them all the more. A princess in any other hue than pink is alright by us.
It’s no surprise to hear that Sarah loves papercuts and and is drawn, as we are, to the retro aesthetic of those block colours. Her complex patterns and bold illustrations are created using a varied mix of collage materials, gouache and photoshop and the results? Well, they look like very posh papercuts. A thumbs up from us.
Her use of natural subject matter is what first drew us to Sarah’s work. A magical mix of plants, animals and meandering and recurring shapes and forms, her patterns are not only exceptionally exciting and bright, but calming and reassuring to observe too. At the end of a long day in the concrete jungle, this is the sort of thing you’ll want to be looking at. We can’t wait to find out what this artist has in store for 2015.
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Words: Emily Beeson | @younggoldteeth