In the Spotlight: Rifle Paper Co

Most women out there (and even some men) probably know about Rifle Paper Co. Even if you don't know the name, per se, you know the art--bright and happy botanical illustrations (like the one above) from Anna Bond and her business partner/husband Nathan. The very catchy and colorful creations sparked a huge illustration trend, and gathered even more fame when florals made their way back into popularity. They've been imitated and (I daresay) downright copied all over prints and stationery and women's accessories.

Below is one of their originals: 

Because I see so much of it--even though I love it--I will admit I never dug into who they were or all they had to offer ("yeah, yeah--those flower people," I thought). Until this week. An instagram post from Design Sponge (a design site you should be following if you're not) sparked my curiosity. 

Y'all. They have so much cool stuff beyond what they're typically known for. Don't get me wrong--love them florals-- but check out some of the other things this all-American production duo has put out:

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 They'll illustrate your face onto some stationery! 

They'll illustrate your face onto some stationery! 

 This is the instagram image that sparked my curiosity: this wallpaper, y'all. I want it. I need it!

This is the instagram image that sparked my curiosity: this wallpaper, y'all. I want it. I need it!

 More glorious wallpaper...

More glorious wallpaper...

 And their prints of places! This isn't the only NYC one for you lovers of and dwellers in--there's a few more.

And their prints of places! This isn't the only NYC one for you lovers of and dwellers in--there's a few more.

 Love this map-inspired print of Rome (especially since I've been there).

Love this map-inspired print of Rome (especially since I've been there).

 I've never been to San Francisco, but if this doesn't make you want to go...

I've never been to San Francisco, but if this doesn't make you want to go...

 And then they have some fun and whimsical prints that are just plain clever. I LOVE this one.

And then they have some fun and whimsical prints that are just plain clever. I LOVE this one.

 Even temporary tattoos! I've seen a few illustrators get into this market and I think it's brilliant. 

Even temporary tattoos! I've seen a few illustrators get into this market and I think it's brilliant. 

I would highly suggest perusing their website. So many cool things! Maybe I'm late to the game, but you other late-comers are in good company --even my husband caught a glimpse of their prints over my shoulder and said "ooh! Bookmark that page for me!" Ha.

Let us know about the cool things you find. Or maybe you've got some Rifle Paper Co. gear of your own (I've seen a lot of phone cases floating around these days). 

Until next time (which, honestly, I hope is several weeks away--I'm dying to get this baby out)!