BY Andrea Stopa
on May 13, 2014
I think we can almost all agree that thinspo and its cousin fitspo (that tries to not be rude but still manages to be so rude) are both kind of the worst. The intense "no excuses" attitudes reflected by bold fonts saying something aggressive over images of impossibly thin women sweating, is just annoying, not to mention dangerously supportive of negative self-talk, detrimental to self-love, and just bottom line not what we need to see or hear. There is enough pressure for our bodies to look a certain way from sources we don't exactly choose to look at, and standards we never picked. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Apr 07, 2014
"Your body is not a problem to be solved."
In the spirit of the budding of Spring, and the unfortunately inevitable and unending pressure to get your body "bikini ready" for beach weather, here is a lovely selection of some kick-ass body positive illustrations from all over the internets.
"Sassy Pug" by Elliot Parker
Body positivity is all encompassing. Read More
BY Fatimah Hameed
on Sep 30, 2013
People love rules. We pretend we don’t, but even rebelling has its own parameters of social acceptability, which Elissa Jane Karg illustrates in her guide on How To Be a Nonconfomist. Today we’re unearthing this little gem of satire from 1968 with the help of Maria Popova’s article on Brain Pickings.
Karg’s book uses adorable drawings to sardonically comment on the counterculture of the 1960s, addressing specific moments of cultural rebellion from Warhol’s soup cans to Bob Dylan and the rest of the anti-establishment folk music movement. Read More
From the awesome creator behind Mad Men Yourself, Dyna Moe, comes Hipster Animals! This spot-on adorably funny illustrations blog makes any hipster hate being called a hipster just a little less. Either you fall into one of these categories yourself (Street Style Blogger<--guilty!) or you know a few that do. No doubt about it, these adorable animals are definitely the bees knees. Read More
BY Intern nicole!
on Nov 17, 2009
Gemma Correll, your work is adorable. I thoroughly enjoy taking a peek at recaps of your days, checking out illustrations of what you wore on a given day (thank you for the product descriptions), and reading your endless remarks about pugs. Like you, I want one oh so badly and cannot wait for the day I can play with its curly-q tail.
Oh goodness, if you've never seen Correll's work, check out her flickr page, personal website, or even her etsy shop, where her 'Pugs Not Drugs' tote is currently gathering my affection. Read More