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MEEP!

I first came across MEEP! in my Instagram feed, while actually MEEP!’s illustrations. I’m a huge illustration fan and when I see things for kids that are both sophisticated and beautifully produced I take notice. With further research I found out that the illustrations are in fact for an interactive children’s book and the inspiration behind the book will make you want to buy it on the spot.

Andy Geppert, MEEP!’s author, illustrator and creator, found himself consoling his six year old daughter one day after school because she was being teased for being small and her friend for having red hair. The fact that this was happening so early in his daughter’s life made him sad, got him thinking and the rest is history. So, beside’s being aesthetically beautifully, MEEP! has a purpose and was born from a pure place, to celebrate the differences in each of us and promote sharing. MEEP is about individuality and being proud and confident to be, well, you.

Andy worked in Advertising as an Art Director for ten years before changing to focus solely on producing beautiful digital illustrations that speak to our inner child. His first book Little Big Tree, was a joint winner of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Crichton Award 2010 and his digital illustrations are displayed in boutiques and galleries. Which means you can also purchase prints. Fabulous.

Lucky for us because Andy has generously agreed to make MEEP! free for STH readers for two weeks from this post date. So hurry up and download the app here!

He also has created a handful of beautifully designed printable activity sheets (displayed below) that are available for free download here. And if you’re in the market for some affordable prints for your child’s room, check those out here.

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Rebekah Miles

Seriously though, check out these amazing hand-painted book covered by Rebekah Miles. Originally a ceramics painter, her love for painting something sculptural and functional led her to start extending her talent to book covers. She takes inspiration from the book itself to create the design, whether that be an image or content, and reimagines it into a beautiful art piece. She hand cuts the book jacket out of glossy paper and paints in acrylic right down to the title, author and publisher. I just love her free and un-calculated style.  Using mostly used books she breaths new life into each piece of literature, giving it literally a facelift while creating a truly sculptural piece of art. For someone who loves displaying books as art in her home this immediately caught my eye and attention. I would just love to have one of these pieces.

Be sure to check out her latest colab with Rodarte and Curve. Curve, a boutique with locations in NY, LA, SF, and Miami set out to launch Rodarte’s Fall Collection in a unique way. Working with Mulleavy Sister’s they tapped into friend Rebekah Miles to reimagine the 2011 book they created with the fine-art photographers Catherine Opie and Alec Soth. Rebekah created 27 unique one-of-a kind book jackets that will be on sale at CURVE in New York. They kicked it all off with a book signing earlier this week.

Each copy of “Rodarte, Catherine Opie, Alec Soth” with limited edition hand painted cover is on sale for $395. For more information visit Curve’s site.

Check out more of Rebekah’s work here.

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