“I once pulled up to the toll booth on the Golden Gate Bridge in thousand-dollar leather pants and not enough money for the toll,” Gayle Kabaker says, recounting how her love of style sometimes overshadows life’s practicalities. Kabaker, a fashion illustrator and the artist behind the cover for the Style Issue, has since left city life and is now settled into what she calls “the boonies of Western Massachusetts,” but her interest in fashion remains constant. “When I was a kid, my babysitter went on to illustrate the Style section of the Washington Post. That’s when I realized what I wanted to be.”
For: The New Yorker
"Welcome to the Library of Lost Things, where the shelves are stuffed with books that have fallen through the cracks—from volumes of lovelorn teenage poetry to famous works of literature long destroyed or lost. They’re all here, pulled from history and watched over by the Librarian, curated by the Collectors, nibbled on by the rats. Filed away, never to be read. At least, until Thomas, the boy with the secret, comes to the Library."
'The Library of Lost Things' by Matthew Bright, illustrated by Red Nose Studio.
Read more of the full fictional story here.
For: Tor Books
Anyone with a fashionista in her life has likely purchased a Bella Pilar card in a local Papyrus.
From Rye to Greenwich, White Plains to Westport, the upscale card and gift boutiques prominently feature her fashionable work.
While greeting cards have been the mainstay of her association with the company, today Papyrus also features Pilar’s work on everything from tote bags to cosmetic cases, gift wrap to notebooks.
Sometimes that work includes playful animals such as puppies or birds, but most often, it’s her signature “girls” taking center stage in scenes celebrating milestones, holidays, friendship or just a great pair of shoes.
All is decidedly feminine, charmingly whimsical — and wholly recognizable.
Check out her interview with WAG Magazine here.
Very excited to share with you Bella Pilar PAPYRUS signings.
Papyrus Soho and Papyrus South Coast Plaza will be hosting these events. From the East Coast to the West, we look forward to meeting all of Bella Pilar's fans! Please make sure to tag us, Bella Pillar, and Papyrus in your social media posts! We would love to repost them and share the love.
The Av1ation Study has worked with Red Nose Studio to create a visual narrative for a clinical study provided for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. His lettering, characters, and animation are a perfect fit for the wonderment of adventure with the topic in hand. See his animations on their website here.
For: The Av1ation Study