I have been feeling sentimental about Stitch after having so many people ask me about it and when the show is coming back this weekend at Maker Faire. I have always wanted to frame all my Stitch posters and hang them around the house. I have two up so far, but my favorite design by Austinite Brian Keplesky has yet to find a home. The girl that Brian illustrated for us is more of a silhouette showing the inner workings of a designer. Her ribs are scissors, arm bones replaced by sewing needles, safety pins and spools of thread rest inside also. I have always loved this graphic, so much we tweaked it and used it for Stitch 5 as well. When I saw the paper cuts by Cuban artist Elsa Mora, I saw a similarity and was imnmediatly smitten.
I toss and turn about which of Elsita’s paper cuts I love the most. Currently Secret Anatomy of a Young Girl is my favorite. I think the name of this print hits the nail on the head about why I love this style of illustration, it’s the classic silhouette with something secret and fun on the inside. Sugar and spice and sewing needles, anchors and dead birds.
Another print I might have to add to my collection is by Mexican artist Rosie Music. I have mentioned how her prints make my heart go pitter patter before, but now with her Too shy No.14 I’m not sure I will be able to resist. I think all 3 of these prints hung together would look amazing.
I feel a collection being born. My mom always says it just takes 3 of something and then it’s a collection. I could go the plain silhouette route, but there are so many of those to be found it is a slippery slope and I could fill an entire wall in a jiffy (not that I don’t love the way a collection of silhouette’s look). I’ll stick with ones that have something hidden on the inside. Do you know any others I did not find?