Sunday, 9 June 2013

Paperfolk loves... Max Colby

I love illustration and embroidery, so when the two merge I love it even more. I found the work of artist, Max Colby while I was scouring the internet looking for inspiration (this is what I usually do when i'm avoiding a piece of work or hitting a creative block).

Colby uses a combination of printmaking (often collagraph to be specific) which he then embellishes with embroidery.The figures in his works appear to be from another world with an air of mystery. Only graduating from Boston and Tufts University in 2012 and already being reasonably well known online means that hopefully we'll be seeing a lot more of Max Colby's works in the future.

If you would like to see/read about more works you can check out for more info.


  1. wow, these are really beautiful. Such a gorgeous combination - paper & thread

    1. I know they are beautiful- I haven't worked with paper and thread since art school. Although my efforts looked nowhere as good as these!