Monday, 11 March 2013

Inspiring People: AnkePanke

Every artist needs sources of inspiration, so I decided to dedicate a few post about inspiring people, new and old acquaintances of mine or just bloggers that I admire from the shadows.
I want to start this series with AnkePanke, a Dutch illustrator I had the chance to meet through instagram (@ankepanke).

The perfect way to introduce her to you, in my opinion, is to show you what I received yesterday in the mail:

Anke created a super old fashioned (in the most positive way!) Snailmail Magazine, with tips and tricks for newbies, lots of inspiration even for the most experts, and also lots of printables that you can photocopy and use over and over again!
Here's a sneak peek of what it looks like inside:

Everything is hand drawn and handwritten by her, isn't it outstanding?
In the same style, she also has stationery and note cards in her shop, which I highly suggest you to check out!

Don't you just feel like you need to grab a sharpie and doodle everywhere? Because I do, and that's what I'm gonna do now! ☺
Make sure to check her blog, and be inspired!

Have a nice day,


  1. this looks absolutely amazing! definitely going to order it very soon!

  2. Thank you, makes me very happy to read this :D

  3. Wow, beautiful stuff! I love seeing posts about what inspires people, and getting to discover new things. Thanks for sharing, I look forward to seeing what else inspires you :)
    M x

    1. Hehe, it would appear I have no power to resist, I just ordered a copy of the magazine for myself :). Thanks again for the recommendation! M x

  4. What a fantastic idea- I will have to check out her shop now!

    star-crossed smile

  5. Woh, I'd never heard of her! Looks like an amazing magazine! Definitely worth a visit :)

  6. Wow, that's awesome. (why can't I have awesome handwriting like that?!)

  7. i love her too! I follow her through instagram :)

  8. I can only say I totally agree! :)

    I've been working with ankepanke for quite some time now and I'm still amazed by her work and positive energy!

    I'm very proud that she designs beautiful stamps for my shop!
    It's great to see that her work goes abroad now! Enjoy!

  9. Oh, WOW, this is too cute for words! Love her work and blog.

    Your blog is also a-do-ra-ble! :)

  10. OOOH I want that magazine! So cute!!!