A mainstay in Bookblock’s creative process, illustrator Astrid Weguelin brings joy and serenity to the forefront of her work with every design. Having designed everything from greetings cards, to puzzles, wedding invitations and book covers, all of Astrid’s work is recognisably her and shows off Astrid’s love of landscapes, animals, and food.
Astrid’s work is full of texture and abstract takes on objects or shapes, which she creates with hand-made ink textures scanned in. “I prefer the ink textures to Photoshop brushes as they are filled with lovely irregularities where the ink has built up, giving more of a natural, organic feel to my work.”
“I’ve always loved architecture and big concrete buildings, which maybe started an interest in shapes and collage. But I love finding the beautiful patterns and shapes within simple things – like vegetables! Food and nature are a big influence on my work and are what I always turn to when I’m stuck for things to draw.“