Posted on April 18 2017
Artist Spotlight | Tallulah Fontaine
We all follow inspiration. It pushes drive and creative spark to the surface, waking our minds from the tired monotony of cyclical life. And nothing inspires quite like art. Case in point, artist and illustrator Tallulah Fontaine. I literally follow her (on social media—no IRL stalking) for daily inspiration. From her day job creating freelance graphics for top tier clients like Vice, Urban Outfitters, West Elms, and Refinery 29 to her dual city roots in L.A. and Toronto—this self-taught Canadian born creative breathes life into the page as well as her personal style. Just like her signature minimal, whimsical artistic style, her sartorial choices feel poignantly curated and personal—like Frida Kahlo or Georgia O'Keefe—her personal aesthetic mirrors and informs her work. Check out her watercolor meets tech art + style snaps for a daily dose of aesthetic inspiration.
This needs to go in a frame and in my room ASAP. I imagine my morning insta scrolls to be this aesthetically pleasing. They are not. Such a stunning visceral snapshot of modern life. It captures a specific time and place and feeling with a sense of ease and poetic restraint, no?
Her edgy, sophisticated bob inspired my very own undercut bob and baby bangs two years ago. Even her hair looks like art! But never borders on the obscure. It's always palatable and progressive.
The best printable poster from the women's march in my humble opinion!
You can wear her work everyday if you want! I wear her rose pin on my favorite jacket. Shop Tallulah's pins, signet rings, prints, and collaborations here.
Classic americana wears + a bold red lip give this tomboy ensemble a feminine lift.
Doesn't this artwork for Soayla's single "No Good" make you want to go back in time and chat on a rotary phone in a foliage fringed sunporch? Adding to my dream house vision board as we speak.
The chicest mirror selfie I ever did see!
Who else loved Lampchop and her famous puppeteer Shari Lewis? Oh the nostalgia! Thanks for taking back to this childhood gem Tallulah! Now excuse me whilst I hunt down a vintage Lampchop on Etsy.
Tallulah making black look fresh in a minimal jumpsuit.
Reminds me of the giant rust tinted moon rising above Joshua Tree.
Yet another reason to visit Salvation Mountain by the late, great Leonard Knight. Art begets art people! Art begets art.