It is more than likely that you have already seen the work of British illustrator Sarah J Coleman without realising it as her work has been used on packaging from products as varied as Avon cosmetics to Double Gloucester cheese. Her work is a brilliant marriage of design and lettering ; quirky and retro, sharp and amusing. All the things we love in fact! Ten 4

We especially love the little map she has created of the Crystal Palace area of London with charming designs for the relative shops drawn over a background of a fine lace tray-cloth.


The delightful illustration titled "The Protest" showing a phalanx of disgruntled traditional childrens' toys, is also hugely appealing to anyone old enough (ahem!) to remember having only the option of toys that relied on clockwork, muscle-power or a fertile imagination!


Sarah J Coleman can be contacted through her website and has her own blog.