Paper Goods: Lisa Congdon

Chronicle Books is lucky to work with some of the most talented and original artists creating work today, and in this case some of the nicest. As a fan and friend of Lisa Congdon I was thrilled to hear we would be publishing her work. Lisa is a self-taught artist and illustrator who didn’t start making art until the age of 33. Her work is vibrant, fresh, and provides a unique look into the natural world.

Congdon works in a variety of media including paper, pen and ink, paint, and textiles. Some favorites include her three-dimensional shadow boxes and collage which she creates using her vast collection of vintage books, fabrics, old photos, and notions. The lovely Le Forêt Notecards are pen & ink drawings on the pages of an old French book.

When not working in the studio you can find Lisa at Rare Device her San Franciso design-led shop and art gallery she owns and operates with friend Rena Tom.

In Spring 2010 Chronicle will be publishing more of her lovely designs in an eco notecard box featuring four of her birch forests. Here’s a sneak peek:

And right now you can head over to Design for Mankind to enter to win one of the original illustrations used for the Le Forêt Notecards along with a copy of Lisa’s journal and notecards.

Lisa will also be at Renegade SF this weekend be sure to visit her in booth #135. She’ll also be signing at the Chronicle Booth on Saturday & Sunday at 5pm.

To see more of Lisa’s work visit her site.

Christina Loff

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