Marian Bantjes Christmas cardMarian Bantjes is known for her obsessive patterning and ornament, whether hand-drawn or created digitally. This design was one of three holiday cards she did for Amorial Paris. It reminds me of how much fun I had with my Spirograph when I was a kid. But I never could keep my pen from jumping around the teeth of the plastic gears!

I bought Marian’s book, I Wonder, several years ago. It is a feast for the eyes, and also presents her ideas about the importance of the practical side of commercial projects, as opposed to the aesthetic qualities.