Luka Va is a Lithuanian illustrator and designer (now living in Adelaide or is that Melbourne now?) who I’ve been meaning to feature since I bought a print of hers on Etsy a few months back. I first became aware of her from her prize winning entry for the National Parks of South Australia t-shirt competition. Her illustrations are intricate and full of whimsy, staying on the right side of both – plus, she draws lots of cats and bunnies, always a good thing in my book. She has lots of nice prints for sale at he Etsy shop, as well as selling her wares at local craft and art fares.
The Beards are an Adelaide band that have beards and sing songs about beards, their profile has been rising in recent times due to some airplay on national ‘alternative’ station Triple J and the fact that they are pretty good and have Beards. Some of that rise in recognition no doubt should be attributed to the fantastic graphic representation they have received over the years from uber illustrator and designer Chris Edser. It’s a great playful and consistent system that has played out over the years which has culminated in the latest Beards album release Having a beard is the new not having a beard beautifully detailed and majestic in it’s illustrative representation of all things ‘beard’. Check out Chris’ site for the full scope of work he has done for the band over the years, there’s also some nice stuff, non beard related there as well.